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12th August, 2019

Landfill in flames by the Balaton

Fire broke out at the Királyszentistván landfill site near Lake Balaton on Saturday morning, affecting an area of more than a thousand square metres and was still burning on Sunday afternoon, Veszprém county Disaster Management reports.

Fire brigade units from Ajka, Balatonfűzfő, Pápa, Pétfürdő, Siófok, Székesfehérvár and Veszprém took it in turns to fight the flames.

A Disaster Management mobile laboratory is measuring air pollution in the affected area, but the threshold value was not exceeded during the weekend, the organisation says.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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