Austria forest fire: EU deploys immediate assistance

Austria activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) on 29 October 2021, requesting assistance to fight the forest fire that had broken out in the region of Hirschwang in Lower Austria. The EU's Emergency Response Coordination Centre mobilised 2 Canadair CL-415 fire-fighting planes, based in Italy. The planes, part of the EU's rescEU transition fleet, are already deployed in Austria.

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