... as do fires in the north

Meanwhile, a forest fire in the area of Litoměřice in Central Bohemia halted railway traffic to the town for two hours on Thursday afternoon. A spinning mill near the northern town of Náchod also caught fire on the same day, requiring six units of firemen and 22 trucks to extinguish. No one was injured. While the cause is yet unknown, the fire broke out at midday from the wiring of an electrical spinning frame on the first floor of the three-floor building. It then spread quickly through the air conditioning. The company that owns the mill estimated the damages at 100 to 200 million crowns; firemen put the damage at 40 million.

Police uncover 10 million in cannabis

Police in Moravia uncovered more than 3500 cannabis plants worth 10 million crowns at a former industrial grounds near Šumperk. Six Vietnamese who arrived in the Czech Republic roughly a month ago were charged with illegal narcotics manufacturing and possession. Plant cultivation equipment worth 2.5 million crowns was also discovered in the area. The police said that the operation was uncovered through their own investigation and in cooperation with the power company ČEZ, which noted that tenants on the grounds were paying the inordinate sum of 300,000 crowns a month for electricity.