News Digest Item
15 Oct 2018

German army caused over 30 wildfires during target practice in summer heat wave


The German army (Bundeswehr) has caused 32 wildfires during target practice in this year’s exceptionally hot and dry summer, the Tageszeitung (taz) newspaper reports. According to an analysis conducted by Germany’s ministry of defence (BMVg) for the federal parliament, apart from a large-scale fire under a northern German moorland, which is said to have released hundreds of thousands of tonnes of CO2, the Bundeswehr has had to put out fires at 31 other locations, the article says.

Find the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW news item Moorland fire caused by German army releases over 500,000 tonnes of CO2 – NGO.

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