Czech, German firefighters fight forest fire in West Bohemia


Czech, German firefighters fight forest fire in West Bohemia

09 May 2016

published by www.praguemonitor.com


Czech Republic / Germany — Czech and German firefighters are battling a forest fire on an area of one square kilometre near Rotava, and though the terrain is accessible with difficulty, the spread of the fire has been stopped thanks to a police helicopter that is throwing down large sacks with water.

Martin Kasal, spokesman for the regional firefighters, told CTK that no one was injured.

Ten Czech and five German firefighter’ units, altogether 115 people, are on the spot.

Rotava mayor Iva Kalatova said the fire broke out on the edge of the town


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