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Danger of more brush and forest fires

Following the extensive brush fires in Trøndelag this week, the Met Office has issued warning of extreme danger of brush and forest fire along the whole western coast from Stavanger in the south, to Steinkjer in the north.

This is due to the high winds and lack of precipitation over several weeks in the whole region.

The authorities are concerned, and although a number of fire fighting helicopters are available, they fear that it would be difficult cover such a large area should new fires break out.

The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection is therefore considering asking the EU put two firefighting aeroplanes on standby as an extra precaution, should the need for assistance arise, NRK reports. 

(NRK)

 


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