A large-scale forest fire in the east German region of Brandenburg threatened the village of Fichtenwalde near Berlin on Thursday. The forest fire raged within sight of the A9 and A10 motorways, forcing both to close. The area affected by the fire is said to cover between 40 to 50 hectares. Due to the persistent summer heat, the forest fire danger in Brandenburg is currently extremely high... Еще. Authorities declared the highest level of alert in the state, which is covered by extensive pine forests.