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Forest fire near Aschaffenburg: B26 closed

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A blue light shines on the roof of a fire service vehicle. Photo: Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa/Symbolbild

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A piece of forest west of Aschaffenburg caught fire on Thursday. According to the police, in the afternoon on the Bavarian-Hessian border between Stockstadt and Babenhausen, the forest floor was on fire in an area the size of two soccer fields. The fire also spread to several trees. The federal road 26 was closed for the extinguishing operation, in which several fire brigades were involved.

A piece of forest west of Aschaffenburg caught fire on Thursday. According to the police, in the afternoon on the Bavarian-Hessian border between Stockstadt and Babenhausen, the forest floor was on fire in an area the size of two soccer fields. The fire also spread to several trees. The federal road 26 was closed for the extinguishing operation, in which several fire brigades were involved.

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