Easter fires in Germany cause odor nuisance due to east wind

The Easter fires that were lit just over the border with Germany cause an odor due to an east wind on large parts of our country on Sunday morning. The Amsterdam fire brigade also reports that there is a burning smell in the capital and surroundings. People complain about the smell on Twitter, including from Urk, Appingedam, Noordwijk, Delfzijl, Kampen, Assen and Zwolle.


The Easter fires that were lit just over the border with Germany cause an odor due to an east wind on large parts of our country on Sunday morning. The Amsterdam fire brigade also reports that there is a burning smell in the capital and surroundings. People complain about the smell on Twitter, including from Urk, Appingedam, Noordwijk, Delfzijl, Kampen, Assen and Zwolle.

The northeastern provinces in particular seem to be bothered by the bonfires in Germany, but the air can also be smelled throughout North Holland.

"If, despite this smoke smell from Easter fire, you still suspect a fire, you can always call 112," the Amsterdam fire brigade said. Other security regions also reassure people on social media.

In the Netherlands, most of the hundreds of planned Easter fires are banned due to the drought. This weekend, RIVM is counting on smog due to fine dust as a result of the bonfires and the eastern wind. This is very annoying for patients with respiratory and lung complaints.

ref: nunl