Špindlerův Mlýn – In the Karkonosze above today's Labuda river the meadow has fallen 600 times 600 meters. Because of the strong wind, the fire quickly spread to the Polish side of the mountains. Two hundred yards from the flames of Labská hut was not a threat.
The fire brigade was burnt with large flames by half past six in the afternoon. "The arrival is complicated, it is burning in hard-to-reach areas," said spokeswoman Martina Götz. In addition to the fire brigade of the Hradec Králové region, their colleagues from the Liberec region and Poland also went to the place of intervention. A helicopter that would be in the air did not fly because of strong wind and approaching dusk.
Large flames and strong winds can also threaten the Elbe Point under certain circumstances. "Fortunately, the wind was blowing from the building, the cottage was not in danger," said the spokesperson. Flames widened towards the Violik border in Poland. "Initially, there was a suspicion that the fire reached Poland, but later it turned out that it stopped the border road and burned only in the Hradec Králové region," said Götz.
Around nine in the evening, a fire was found. The firemen completely extinguished him at 19:30. "There was one pumping station where water tanks were replenished to provide enough fire-fighting equipment," said a firefighter spokesman.
The fire was visible from several kilometers, even the meteorological radars registered it. According to reports from Polish firefighters, the fire burned almost 8 hectares of areas covered with pine, especially on the Czech side. "The fire was able to stop almost at the border, the conditions in the mountains were very difficult, the wind was strong, the temperature dropped to minus fifteen degrees Celsius" – said Krzysztof Zakrzewski, caretaker from Jelení Hora.
The fire will be under observation all night, and eight firemen will be there. "The cause of the fire and the amount of injuries are the subject of the investigation, the explanation may be known on Monday morning" – said Götzová.
Firemen from Hradec Králové from HZS Vrchlabí and SPS Špindlerův Mlýn joined the site, five fire departments from the Liberec region and five tanks sent to the Polish side to help.
The interference lasted for over three hours, the air temperature on the tops of the Karkonosze fell below the freezing point. "I also thank the employees of the Vrbatta hut who took care of drinks and drinks for incendiary firemen", adds Martina Götzova, a spokeswoman for the fire brigade.