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Priests Mill Lesnik. Poddębice. Forest, grain and wasteland fire. 27 guards fought the element

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For over eight hours, 27 fire brigades fought the fire of wasteland, grain and forest near Poddębice (Łódź Voivodeship). The action was difficult, the plane helped put out the fire, which dropped water three times. A large cistern also arrived at the site, and firefighters took water from the Warta River to put out the fire.

The incident took place on Monday between the towns of Księży Młyn and Leśnik in the Poddębice district. Firefighters received information about a grain fire on the stump. After reaching the place, it turned out that agricultural wasteland, grain and tree tops in the nearby forest were burning.

Read also: The stubble was on fire. The fire was rapidly approaching the fields from which the grain had not yet been harvested.

Fire near Poddębice. 84 firefighters on site

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– 84 firefighters took part in the firefighting operation, i.e. a total of 27 teams – lists junior brigadier Jędrzej Pawlak, press officer of the provincial commander of the State Fire Service in Łódź. – Three water drops were made by a dromedary plane in the place where the fire was burning, there was also a large water cistern on site, and firefighters additionally collected water from the Warta River – adds Jędrzej Pawlak. In total, 2.5 agricultural wastelands, 4.5 hectares of standing grain and about 2 hectares of forest burned down.

Forest, grain and wasteland fire. 27 guards fought the elementKP PSP in Poddębice

Forest, grain and wasteland fire. 27 guards fought the elementKP PSP in Poddębice

The tops of the trees were on fire. “Very Dangerous Fire”

A spokesman for Lodz firefighters informs that the fire was dangerous because the tops of the trees were on fire. – The crowns of trees were on fire, which is rare. These are very dangerous fires, the fire then spreads very quickly, with the speed of the wind, and it is difficult to extinguish it – says junior brigadier Jędrzej Pawlak.

Forest, grain and wasteland fire. 27 guards fought the elementKP PSP in Poddębice

The initial cause of the fire was ignited by unknown people.

Main photo source: KP PSP in Poddębice



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