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Forest Fire Burns on Czech-German Border

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The efforts to contain a forest fire burning in Bohemian Switzerland National Park on the Czech-German border continued on Wednesday, July 27, according to the Fire and Rescue Service of the Czech Republic.

Saxon Environment and Forestry Minister Wolfram Gunther said the “devastating” forest fire is a result of the climate crisis. He said, “the climate crisis knows no national borders.”

Video posted on Wednesday by the German Army shows helicopters collecting water from the Elbe river to support firefighters working to extinguish the forest fire burning in Bohemian Switzerland National Park. Credit: German Army via Storyful

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