The forest fire that broke out in Muhos, Northern Ostrobothnia, has been contained and the progress of the fire has been stopped, the fire chief Petri Hintikka told STT early in the morning.

The fire had spread over an area of ​​250 hectares.

Extinguishing work will continue, at least on Tuesday, according to the fire chief.

The Rescue Department received an alarm on the fire on Monday afternoon. Hintikka has said that the terrain in the fire area is very dry.