: Forest fires in the Thuringian Forest are bigger than ever


Forest fires in the Thuringian Forest are more common than ever before

A view of a forest fire.  Photo: Federal Police/Federal Police Headquarters Potsdam/dpa/Symbolbild

A view of a forest fire. photo

© Federal Police / Potsdam Federal Police Headquarters / dpa / symbol image

This year, forest fires in Thuringia have covered an area as large as ever since records began. As Thuringia Forst announced in the preliminary balance of forest fires on Monday, more than 22 hectares were burned. On the other hand, there were only 1.73 hectares in 2021. Similar high values ​​as this year were registered only in 2019 with 21 hectares, and in 2004 with 18 hectares.

forest fires this year in Thuringia covered an area as large as ever before since records began. As Thuringia Forst announced in the preliminary balance of forest fires on Monday, more than 22 hectares were burned. On the other hand, there were only 1.73 hectares in 2021. Similar high values ​​as this year were registered only in 2019 with 21 hectares, and in 2004 with 18 hectares.

The number of forest fires was also relatively high. Thuringia Forst counted 69 forest fires. Only in the dry year of 2003 was this value higher – 90 forest fires. On the other hand, only 10 forest fires were registered in the Thuringian Forest in 2021. Forest fire statistics have been kept since 1993.

The largest forest fire broke out at the beginning of August in the Saalfeld-Rudolstadt forest office. There, the fire spread to 7 hectares. Most forest fires (93%) occurred in June-August.

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