GermanyFollowing the rapid growth of the forest fire that started yesterday in the region under the summit of Brocken Mountain, which is the highest peak of the Harz Mountains in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, with an altitude of 1,141 emergency was announced. It was stated that the fire has not been brought under control yet, and it was reported that 62 hectares of area were affected by the fire.
It was stated that 5 firefighting helicopters and 300 firefighters intervened in the fire, and the police took security measures around the mountain. While a no-fly zone with a radius of 40 kilometers was declared due to the fire in Brocken Mountain, it was announced that one fire extinguisher aircraft was requested from Italy and Sweden in order to support the fire response.
After the fire, which was noticed near the Goethebahnhof observation point yesterday at 14:30 local time, the Brocken road was evacuated from Goetheweg, which is the most frequently used walking path by tourists in the Harz National Park.
On the other hand, on August 11, near the town of Schierke at the foot of Mount Brocken Forest fire 3.6 hectares of forest area was affected by the fire. The fire was extinguished in 3 days.