A forest fire that has been raging for several days in the Harz National Park in northern Germany has been extinguished, DPA reported, citing local authorities.

Officials in the town of Wernigerode said the fire had been extinguished and that they had handed over monitoring duties for possible re-ignition to the national park authority, which would continue until at least tomorrow evening.

Emergency crews from the local fire department are still on the scene and are carrying out clearance work.

About 32 employees and 10 fire department vehicles worked in the area that night.

The fire broke out on Thursday and covered an area of ​​13 hectares, BTA notes.

A forest fire in a German nature park continues to rage



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