KAUHAJOKI—Tens of hectares of forest got destroyed in forest fires that began on Saturday evening in Kauhajoki, Southern Ostrobothnia, according to the rescue department.

The rescue department located two fire spots. The larger comprised about 44 hectares.

In total, about 100 people helped to extinguish the fire, including an extinguishing helicopter, which helped to take control of the fire. The Finnish Border Guard also joined the operation.

The fires were likely caused by lightning strikes. The firefighters were still mopping up the fire on Sunday morning.

No people were injured in the fires.

A helicopter of the Finnish Border Guard took water from Nummijärvi lake to help extinguish the forest fire on Saturday, June 27.
Kauhajoki is a town and municipality of about 13,300 people in Southern Ostrobothnia region.