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Sweden on fire: Over 60 forest fires across the country – Call EU for help

At present, some 60 forest fires are ravaging Sweden and the risk of further forest fires is “extremely high”, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency says (MSB) says.

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It has even called for help from the EU, Swedish news outlet Fria Tider reports.

Keye 1aAccording to SOS Alarm, there are currently more than 60 fires across the country of different sizes, they told Sweden’s SVT News on Monday evening.

The risk of forest fires is “extremely high in large areas” of the country and therefore the MSB activated the EU’s so-called civil protection mechanism.

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