Swedish municipalities to cooperate in fighting future wildfires

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A fire burns at a forest in Korskrogen near Ljusdal, central Sweden on July 25th, 2018. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
It is hoped over fifty municipalities in central Sweden will work together to fight forest fires.

After the huge fires last year, emergency services realised they were too small to tackle the blazes by themselves. The group, called Bergslagen’s Emergency Group (Räddningsregion Bergslagen), is hoping that the large cooperation between municipalities will be able to tackle any fires that may happen in the future.

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Monica Elfström, Radio Sweden

Monica Elfström, Radio Sweden

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