Parts of Bohemian Switzerland could be returned to park management next week
Firefighters should be able to hand two sectors in the southern portion of Bohemian Switzerland back to the management of the national park on Friday, August 12, a spokesman for the fire department told the Czech News Agency on Saturday. The fires in these areas have already been put out. However, he declined to speculate on when the fire as a whole would be extinguished.
Around a thousand firefighters are still deployed in the region, now covering an area of fewer than 400 hectares. The forest fire in the park has been burning for 14 days.