So far this year, 649 forest fires have been registered in Norway. 400 of these took place in April. The Civil Protection Emergency Planning Agency (DSB) continues to have three wildfire helicopters on standby.
“Recently, we’ve seen bigger and more demanding fires. Some of these are also near the building. I’m worried,” said Johan Marius Ly, head of the DSB.
The Forest Fire Risk Index indicates that there are some areas where the forest fire risk is locally high. In some places, the danger will increase further in the coming days.
The DSB states that in addition to Taupe’s fixed station, a total of three helicopters will remain in standby. One is in Keller and the other is in Sauda. For the time being, this setting will apply until Thursday, when the new assessment will take place.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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