Forest Fire Rages Outside Berlin, Hundreds Evacuated

Hundreds of People were evacuated from their Homes as around 600 Firefighters battled a Blaze in a Forest Strewn with unexploded ammunition South of Berlin

Attempts to fight the fire were complicated by the presence of the Ammunition thought to date from the Soviet Army's activities in Former East Germany.

The Blaze, about 50 km Southeast of Berlin's City Limit, spread rapidly overnight to cover an area the size of 500 soccer fields, aided by the parched conditions after one of Europe's Hottest Summers in living Memory.