Weather in North Rhine-Westphalia: There is now a great danger – the fire brigade even had to intervene here
The persistent heat makes the fire brigades in NRW to accomplish. Because of the heat, forests and green spaces dry out and become extremely flammable material.
And the Weather in NRW does a lot to ensure that it stays that way. Even if the German Weather Service announces rain and cooler temperatures from Sunday, that will not be enough to significantly reduce the risk of forest fires.
Weather in NRW further increases the risk of forest fires
The Mönchengladbach fire brigade had to rush to a forest fire on Thursday evening.
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When the first emergency services arrived, dead branches burned on the ground over an area of approx. 150 square meters. Several trees were also already on fire.
Forest fire could be extinguished before it spread
The forest fire threatened to spread to surrounding trees. With a quick fire-fighting attack, the firefighters were able to prevent the worst. After the spread was successfully stopped, the fire brigade began to extinguish the numerous embers directly. After about 2 hours of sweaty work, the forest fire was extinguished.
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Due to the massive risk of forest fire, the fire brigade has an urgent request:
- Do not throw away cigarette butts carelessly, but dispose of them properly and, above all, no longer glowing
- Do not grill near the forest or on dry meadows
- Do not park cars at the edge of the forest or in meadows, as the hot catalytic converters can generate sparks on the exhaust
- do not disperse flammable liquids, glass or other garbage in the environment
Temperatures in NRW continued to be very high on Friday
Temperatures of up to 37 degrees are expected again for Friday, and there may be occasional heat thunderstorms from the afternoon onwards.
However, the meteorologists do not expect a significant cooling and also some rain from Sunday at the earliest. That would mean a rest for nature, at least temporarily, but also less work for the fire brigade. (fb)