Michael Trammer

Photojournalist
    
Wildfire in Northern Germany
Location: Hannover
Nationality: German
Biography: Freelance photo- and videojournalist based in Hannover and Munich. Work mainly focused on social movements, breaking news, politics, far-right extremism and humanitarian crisis. Searching for calmness among chaos.  I like photo-essays &... read on
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Wildfire in Northern Germany
Credits: michael trammer
Date of Work: 07/02/19 - 07/04/19
Updated: 07/24/19
Location: Lübtheen
A heat-wave in early July in Germany led to fields and forest drying out. In Lübtheen a wildfire was sparked - likey by an arsonist - leaving thousands of Hektars burning on a former military training area that is full of left-over ammunition. Villages were evacuated. Fire-workers were not able to approach the area burning due to the danger of exploding old ammunition spread all over the place. Police and military helped fighting the wildfire. Helicopters and water cannons were used in the attempt to shut off the fire. Journalists were held back from the area. In the end the fire was isolated and left burning. It was declared the biggest wildfire in the history of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
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