Vindafjord forest fire still out of control

9 May 2006

The forest fire on the Bjoa peninsula in Vindafjord in Rogaland county wasstill burning out of control Tuesday morning, but was no longer threateninghomes in the area.

On Tuesday morning units from the Home Guard, assisted by two helicopters,were called in to assist in the attempt to bring the fire under control.

The rugged mountainsides make it difficult to deploy fire fighting crews andequipment, and the helicopters play an important role.

Rain is expected for the West Coast towards the end of the week.


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