After twelve days of fighting the forest fires in the former military training area near Jüterbog south of Berlin, the German firefighters have finally brought the blaze under control.
Firefighters on Sunday brought the forest fire on the former military training area in Jüterbog south of Berlin under control. The fire department's operations center said it had lifted its warning of the potential for major damages, but said that observation teams would nevertheless stay at the scene.
The rain that fell on Saturday evening helped to fight the fire, according to Silvio Kahle, spokesman for the operations center. "The weather and the extinguishing measures had an effect," he said.
Firefighting efforts were concentrated in the area around Altes Lager, a village in the Teltow Fläming district.