Withered Grass Set on Fire in Capital Region Skip to content

Withered Grass Set on Fire in Capital Region

The Capital Region Fire Department was called out on three occasions to extinguish fires in withered grass yesterday. Fire fighters reacted quickly and managed to extinguish the fires before they caused much damage.

One of the fires was started near the farm Hvammur in Heidmörk, an outdoor recreational area. Another fire was raging in withered grass outside the Reykjavík suburb of Gardabaer and had nearly reached inhabited buildings, Fréttabladid reports.

The third fire was started near the horse stable area outside Hafnarfjördur, a neighboring town of Reykjavík. Some believe burning withered grass helps new grass to grow.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article