Finnish Wildfires 21 Incidents Across the Country Amid Dry Conditions

Finnish Wildfires: 21 Incidents Across the Country Amid Dry Conditions

Finnish wildfires spark 21 incidents amid dry conditions, affecting multiple regions and prompting extensive rescue efforts. 


Helsinki – By Saturday afternoon, Finnish rescue services had responded to a total of 21 wildfire incidents across the country, underscoring the profound impact of the recent dry conditions, a key factor in these incidents.

According to the national broadcaster Yle, incidents have been reported in several regions, with notable large-scale fires in western Ilmajoki and central Keuruu.

In Ilmajoki, a wildfire in a peat production area spread to a nearby forest on Saturday afternoon. 

While the fire in the peat area has been mostly extinguished except for a few smoldering spots, efforts to control the forest fire continue. 


The fire has affected an area of 9-10 hectares, and the cause remains unknown. 

The South Ostrobothnia Rescue Department has deployed 18 units to the scene.

In Keuruu, Central Finland, a fire ignited by a controlled burn for forest management spread across three hectares. 

The fire has been contained, with 20 units from Central Finland, South Ostrobothnia, and Pirkanmaa rescue services responding.

Another fire in Karstula and Central Finland spread over approximately one hectare


This fire is suspected to have been sparked by a car tire blowout. Thirteen units have been dispatched to the area.

In Siikainen, Satakunta, wildfires have affected multiple hectares, with 25 units and a Border Guard helicopter engaged in firefighting efforts. 

Although no buildings are at risk, extinguishing the fires will take several more hours.

forest fire warning issued by the Finnish Meteorological Institute is in effect for most of the country. 

The dry and warm weather has persisted throughout the week and significantly dried out large areas. 

The rescue services remind the public that open fires are prohibited during a forest fire warning.


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