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Five Thousand Trees Ruined in Brush Fire

The Forestry Association of Hafnarfjördur assumes that around 5,000 trees were ruined when someone set withered grass on fire in the association’s grow area outside Hafnarfjördur, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, on Monday night.

According to a member of the association Árni Thórólfsson most of these trees were planted about 15 years ago and some of them were close to two meters tall.

Thórólfsson said the damage is substantial, especially considering the extensive work that has been invested in foresting the area, mbl.is reports.

The heat that was created in the fire caused the sap inside the trees to boil and ruin them, Thórólfsson explained. He said they may leave this summer, but they will hardly survive next winter.

There have been series of brush fires in Iceland’s capital region lately.

Click here to read more about such fires.

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