Skip to content

Fire Rips Through Park on Czech-German Border, Dozens Evacuated

A wildfire rages in the Bohemian Switzerland National Park in Hrensko, Czech Republic, on July 26.

A wildfire rages in the Bohemian Switzerland National Park in Hrensko, Czech Republic, on July 26.

Photographer: picture alliance/Getty Images

Firefighters evacuated dozens of people from towns near the Bohemian Switzerland National Park on the Czech Republic’s border with Germany as a wildfire raged out of control. 

The blaze, which broke out Sunday, initially slowed on Monday before winds and extremely dry conditions pushed it toward Germany, which sent firefighting crews to help battle the burn. Authorities said the fire was probably started by a negligent camper.