News Digest Item
11 Oct 2018

Moorland fire extinguished


A large moorland fire, which had been caused accidentally during a military exercise in northern Germany more than a month ago, has been extinguished, reports public broadcaster NDR. According to a German army (Bundeswehr) spokesperson, pictures taken by a reconnaissance aircraft on 9 October had not shown any signs of a fire, but the Bundeswehr will continue to monitor the area. NGO Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) had calculated that the fire had released at the very least half a million tonnes of CO₂ by mid-September.

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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