Easter fires have a long Tradition, but are now beyond dispute. This year, in many places, the drought will be the decisive factor across the country, numerous fires were cancelled because of forest fire danger.
shows To the Easter holidays, the weather over Germany at its best: sunshine, temperatures of around 20 degrees and not a drop of rain are common these days. But it also has its downsides: The risk of forest fires in many places. Therefore, almost the entire territory of the Federation of traditional Easter bonfires have to be cancelled.
Because of the danger of level 4 were about to be cancelled in Rostock, the larger the fire. From the prohibition only the fire on Saturday evening is excluded on the beach of Warnemünde, said city spokesman Ulrich Kunze. This was "a great exception".
Cancel report, many cities and municipalities in Saxony-Anhalt: In the regions of Stendal, Halle and Dessau, and many of the tradition were said to fire.
in lower Saxony, the authorities dampen the anticipation: in view of the high risk of forest fires, the President of the country fire Association of lower Saxony (LFV), Karl-Heinz Banse advises, to the cancellation of the Easter fire. Thus, the highest risk level 5 shall apply in the lüneburg Heath, until at least Saturday in the area of five measuring stations. Danger level 4 applies to Soltau, Uelzen Nienburg and Wendisch Evern - at least until Easter Sunday.drought-a result of the record-breaking summer of 2018
Also, the resin is at risk, according to the national Park administration. In the middle and upper layers of the resin, dry Grass and Leaves were still on the forest floor, which could quickly burn.
two days ago, most of the Easter bonfire had been canceled in the state of Brandenburg. In all of the counties according to the forest fire danger level 4 officer at least. Also in Saxony in Torgau, Taucha and Schkeuditz and Bad Düben were forbidden to open fire.
The strong drought was also a late consequence of the record-breaking summer of 2018, said DWD spokeswoman Corinne Schube the NDR. It didn't just rained, still enough, the water deficit from the last year balance. The dried-soil and little rain are the main reasons for the high risk of forest fires. The DWD expects only in the middle of the coming week, the situation relaxed.
Because of the drought there since the beginning of the year nationwide, several forest fires, for example in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg.