Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Forest fire on border defeated together - despite corona

A forest fire near Zinnwald was extinguished yesterday by German and Czech fire brigades together. The border was opened for that, despite Corona.


On Tuesday afternoon some forest was on fire in Zinnwald, about 350m from the border on Czech territory. Since the fire was not accessible from the German side, German fire brigades were permitted to attack from Czech territory, helping the Czech fire fighters.

The fire brigades of Altenberg, Zinnwald, Duchov, Teplice and Dubi then worked successfully together. The fire was extinguished in the evening.

The cross-border cooperation of the fire brigades (and the control centres) worked well here. Altenberg's mayor Thomas Kirsten also see a joint exercise last autumn as a reason for that.

We are very glad that the many years of efforts to improve cooperation between Saxon and Czech fire brigades have borne fruit here.

Source: Sächsische Zeitung (online, 29.04.2020) (unfortunately only in German and behind paywall)

Interessanting video about that (sorry, just on Facebook):

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