Fire in Bohemian Switzerland national park brought under control

The forest fire that started in the Bohemian Switzerland national on Thursday afternoon has been brought under control. Nine firefighter units and a helicopter were called to the blaze, which broke out between the Pravčická brána rock formation and the German border. Police have detained one person in connection with the fire, which is believed to have been caused by fireworks.

Last July, the Bohemian national park was ravaged by the largest forest fire in Czechia to date, which destroyed an area of over 1,000 hectares.

Author: Ruth Fraňková