Wildfire in dunes along Dutch coast forces evacuations

Advertisement

Advertise with us

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A wildfire broke out Tuesday in dunes in the southern Dutch coastal province of Zeeland, forcing the evacuation of a vacation park, emergency services said.

Read this article for free:

or

Already have an account? Log in here »

To continue reading, please subscribe with this special offer:

All-Access Digital Subscription

$4.75 per week*

  • Enjoy unlimited reading on winnipegfreepress.com
  • Read the E-Edition, our digital replica newspaper
  • Access News Break, our award-winning app
  • Play interactive puzzles
Continue

*Pay $19.00 every four weeks. GST will be added to each payment. Subscription can be cancelled anytime.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A wildfire broke out Tuesday in dunes in the southern Dutch coastal province of Zeeland, forcing the evacuation of a vacation park, emergency services said.

The air force sent a helicopter to help firefighters tackle the blaze that started amid a long, dry summer that has caused a drought in the Netherlands. Searing temperatures and lack of rainfall have contributed to wildfires in many parts of Europe over the summer.

There were no reports of any injuries but authorities said the main coastal road was closed in the province that is packed with tourists throughout the summer.

Holidaymakers evacuated from the vacation park were advised to go to a nearby sports hall.

Report Error Submit a Tip

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

World

LOAD MORE