The persistent rain provides relief when fighting the major fire on the Brocken in the Harz Mountains. "The fire is under control and is no longer spreading," said a spokesman for the Harz district. The rain helped fight the fire. However, the onset of fog led to delays in extinguishing operations from the air. 440 emergency services have been deployed since morning.
The fire was discovered on Saturday on a hiking trail popular with tourists near the Goethebahnhof vantage point. The cause of the fire is still unclear.