Fire on Ještěd Mountain contained

The forest fire that broke out high up on Ještěd Mountain in the north of the country has been brought under control. Twelve firefighter units were called to the blaze, which threatened to spread due to strong wind. The emergency services have also employed a helicopter to contain the fire.

The incidence of fires rose sharply over the past weeks to the drown-out period of drought. In July, fire crews were called to 2,700 fires, which is the highest number in 12 years.

Author: Ruth Fraňková