Forest fire danger in Southern Norway remains high: Extra helicopters to be on standby 

forest firePhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB
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Two additional forest fire helicopters will stay on standby at Kjeller in Viken and at Kjevik in Agder. A yellow danger warning has been issued for Eastern Norway and parts of Agder.

“DSB has made an assessment and wants the two helicopters as extra emergency preparedness, one from July 21 up to and including July 23 at Kjevik and the other from July 21 up to and including July 25 at Kjeller,” the forest fire helicopter service stated on Twitter.

DSB assesses the forest fire risk twice a week.

“Continuous assessments will be made throughout the summer, and it is not unusual to have one or two helicopters on standby in addition to the one at Torp,” DSB press officer Morten Harangen told NTB.

A yellow danger warning (moderate danger) has been issued for forest fires in Eastern Norway and eastern parts of Agder. 

“Vegetation can easily catch fire, and large areas can be affected,” the warning states.

Note: The picture used is for illustration purposes only.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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