The forest will only have recovered from this fire in 20 years

The forest will only have recovered from this fire in 20 years
The forest will only have recovered from this fire in 20 years

115 hectares of forest

are on fire in Hirschwang on the Rax. That corresponds to about 160 soccer fields.

500 firefighters

are currently trying to keep the forest moist. Five large tank fire engines with water cannons were brought into position.

8 helicopters

fought the fire on the national holiday – four from the armed forces, four from the Ministry of the Interior.

Comparably large forest fires

like the current one in Hirschwang, there was last in Austria in 2014 in the Tyrolean municipality of Absam with around 100 hectares of fire and in 2015 in the Carinthian Lurnfeld with 80 hectares.

10,000 hectares of forest

burned in 1778 in the Vomp region as far as the Achensee in Tyrol. This corresponds to an area of ​​around 14,000 soccer fields. It is the largest documented forest fire in Austria.

Source

forest recovered fire years

 
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