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Netherlands: Major forest fires in Noord-Brabant under control June 23

Dutch authorities bring forest fires in Mariapeel nature reserve under control on June 23; officials cite lack of rainfall as principal cause

23 Jun 03:37 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 6/23/2017, 12:00 AM until 6/23/2017, 11:59 PM (Europe/Amsterdam). COUNTRY/REGION Netherlands

Event

In the early morning hours of Friday, June 23, two forest fires broke out in the Noord-Brabant nature reserve in Mariapeel and the island of Terschelling. Authorities said that the fires are now under control despite initial difficulties.

Context

Initial reports note that the fires were caused by a lack of rainfall in the region. An investigation is ongoing.

Advice

Individuals in the Netherlands are advised to monitor developments to the situation.​

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