Extensive forest fire in Jizera mountains contained


Fire-fighters have brought under control an extensive forest fire in the Jizera Mountain in the north of the country. The fire broke out in a difficult to reach spot on the mountain of Tanvaldský spičák on Wednesday afternoon and spread to an area of around 12 hectares.

A spokesperson for the fire service said officers would remain in place finish extinguishing the blaze. The cause of the forest fire has not yet been established.