Fire fighters continue in Estonia

  • 2006-07-12
  • By TBT staff
TALLINN - With temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius and no rain for quite a while, firefighters have been frantically trying to put out 22 forest fires, the largest of which are burning through Kurtna and Kuusalu.
About 180 hectares of woods are ablaze in Kurtna, located in the northeastern Ida-Virumaa region. In Kuusalu, some 30 kilometers east of Tallinn, 20 hectares of forest are burning, the Rescue Board duty officer told the Baltic News Service.
Soon after midday on July 11, rescuers were informed about a fire in the western Laane County where two hectares of fields were in flames.
Fire fighting also continues on Saaremaa Island and in Jarva County, where forests have been burning for several days now.