Circa 6000 hectare aan natuurgebied verwoest door natuurbrand in PolenWildfires rip through Poland's biggest national park
Around 6,000 hectares of the Biebrza National Park - roughly 10% - are currently in flames as hundreds of firefighters attempt to get the blazes under control. The Environment Ministry said the fire was most likely caused by farmers illegally burning grass.
The situation is worsened due to the fact Poland is currently experiencing its worst droughts in decades. " It is not possible now for fire to ignite itself - this is not the middle of summer, there is no heat or storms," said park director Andrzej Grygoruk. "I don't know what to call it. Stupidity? Irresponsibility?"
"Spring is an abrupt explosion of life. It is impossible to calculate the loss. This is a tragedy, it cannot be described," Janina Agnieszka Zach, a tour guide at the park, told TVN broadcaster. "We may have to fight this fire for months." Biebrza National Park is located in the north-east of the country, near the border with Belarus. A low-lying area, it is known for its peat bogs and wetlands, inhabited by rich birdlife, beavers and elks.
????️ It is devastating to see the tragedy of #BiebrzańskiParkNarodowy – the largest #nature reserve in #Poland burning since Sunday. Over PLN 6 million has been allocated to diverse fire-fighting activities related to mitigating the effects of fire. #EarthDay #nationalparks pic.twitter.com/z2rMrl1k2i— Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland (@PremierRP_en) April 22, 2020
Pożar w #BiebrzańskiParkNarodowy po raz kolejny uświadamia, jak to zupełnie niepotrzebni są wszelacy celebryci.— Misha von Jadczak (@michaljadczak) April 22, 2020
Płonęła Amazonia..ojej..płoną płuca świata.
Płonęła Australia..ojej..biedne kangurki.
Płonie Biebrza..a ch*j..czas na kolejny post o tym jak to ciężka jest izolacja! pic.twitter.com/eE30JpIM0I