A statement from the VUGD said operations would continue throughout Sunday to dampen down the flames which are made particularly problematic by the fact that the soil is flammable peat in many places, with the ability to flare up again even after the flames appear to have been put out.
Unhelpful winds and dry weather caused that to happen several times on Saturday, so that firefighting efforts are primarily aimed at preventing the fire spreading outside the area which it has already claimed near Valdgale in Talsi district.
Jau vairāk kā 110 stundas ugunsdzēsēji glābēji dzēš paaugstinātas bīstamības ugunsgrēku Talsu novadā, kurā lielā platībā deg kūdra un mežs.
Plašāka informācija par dzēšanas darbiem pieejama šeit: https://t.co/tLjtKQl2Ew
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