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German forest fire declared a major incident as it covers 800 hectares

Forest fires have spread across an area of about 800 hectares in Germany's north-east, causing the fires to be declared a major incident by local authorities. A fire in the Elbe-Elster district of Brandenburg, south of Berlin, spread quickly from an initial 10 hectares, according to the German press agency (dpa). A local council statement said that…
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