Helsinki, Finland — Local fire-fighters in the Kaukola district of the Finnish city of Kotka have been battling to extinguish a forest fire since Wednesday morning. Approximately ten hectares of forest are ablaze.
According to the chief duty officer, Vesa Parkko, the fire was under control by mid-afternoon on Wednesday. There are no forest cottages or other residential property in the vicinity.
The cause of the fire is not yet clear.
There was another, smaller fire on Wednesday morning in the same region, which burnt around half a hectare of forest. The two fires are not, however, related incidents.