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.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Fire season in Yukon, northwestern Canada was ‘complex and challenging’, CBC News
Norway: Arctic summer 2019: record heat, dramatic ice loss and raging wildfires, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: 2019 Arctic wildfire season ‘unprecedented’ say experts, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Study on Swedish wildfires shows how to make forests rise from the ashes, Radio Sweden
United States: Drivers describe ‘hellfire’ on Southcentral Alaska highway, Alaska Public Media