The forest fire was discovered around 5:40 p.m. on Sunday evening. Callers alerted the control center. The fire brigades from Eldena and Wanzlitz were activated, they quickly discovered the location of the fire and were able to prevent it from spreading to the rest of the forest.
Firefighters quickly got the fire under control
At the site of the fire on the Alte Elde near the village of Krohn, around 1,500 square meters of forest floor caught fire for reasons that have not yet been clarified. The 20 firefighters were able to bring the fire under control quickly and put it out in about an hour. The police have taken up the investigation on site and secured evidence.
Drought increases fire risk throughout MV
It was only at the beginning of May that the forest offices in Jasnitz, Mirow and Neubrandenburg declared forest fire warning level 3 of 5 for parts of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania due to the drought of the past few months. This corresponds to a medium risk. It’s relatively late now in May, said one of the forest fire managers at the Mirow headquarters in an interview with NDR 1 Radio MV. In some years, the risk of forest fires was already significantly higher in March.