Breathe a sigh of relief at the Brandenburg-Saxon state border: the forest fire is under control. 250 firefighters are still on duty.

One day after the great forest fire broke out on the Brandenburg-Saxon state border, the situation is under control. The fire was also contained on the Brandenburg side, said a spokesman for the Lausitz regional control center on Saturday morning.

However, 250 firefighters are still on duty. At noon, a federal police helicopter with a thermal imaging camera is to rise and detect possible embers.

The major fire broke out on Thursday in the Gohrischer Heide area in Saxony and spread on Friday in the direction of Mühlberg (Elbe-Elster) in Brandenburg. More than 800 hectares were at times in flames. An interim evacuation of the local locations of Kröbeln and Kosilenzien in the city of Bad Liebenwerda was lifted again on Friday evening from 9 p.m.