Dutch seaside town hit by another wildfire

30th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

The small seaside town of Bergen to the north of Amsterdam has been hit by another wildfire.

Several hundred metres of scrubland in the dunes surrounding the town were reported to be on fire early on Saturday evening. The blaze has been brought under control and it is hoped it will be completely extinguished by Sunday. The cause of the fire is not known and police have so far found no signs of arson.

The dunes around Bergen and nearby Schoorl have been repeatedly hit by wildfires since the summer of 2009. Just last week, there were a number of blazes in the area. It is suspected one or more arsonists are to blame, but no suspects have as yet been arrested.

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