Finnish firefighters to leave Estonia

  • 2006-07-19
  • By TBT staff
TALLINN - Finnish firemen who arrived in Estonia last week to help put out a large forest fire near the Russian border will finish their mission tomorrow.
On July 20, the firefighters will be replaced with Estonian firemen, Finland's STT news agency reported. The Finns have extinguished one square kilometer of the total blaze, which covers 16 square kilometers, since arriving in Estonia last Thursday.
The 25-strong unit is due to head back to Finland Friday afternoon.