Forest fire near Drammen under control

Forest fire near Drammen under control

09June 2008

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A forest fire which was threatening homes on the outskirts of Drammen was finally brought under control late Sunday night, and so were several minor fires in other areas.

Fire fighters in Oppland,  Hedmark and Oestfold counties succeeded in putting out a dozen or more minor forest fires this weekend, most of them started by lightning.

However little, the rain which followed was welcome, as the forest is dry as cinders in most of Southern Norway, there is a total ban on the use of fire in the open throughout the region.

In the Oslo-Akershus region no rain to speak of is expected before the end of the week.


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