Sweden’s wildfire season later than usual

Firefighters use helicopters to fight wildfires outside Hammarstrand in central Sweden, on July 16, 2018. (Mats Andersson/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Sweden’s wildfire season has started later than usual this year than in the past
  • Since the major wildfires of 2014 and 2018, the agency has strengthened their firefighting support with water bombing helicopters and aircrafts
  • Due to an increase of wildfires in the past five years, the Swedish civil contingencies agency encourage people to be extra cautious
Radio Sweden

For more on this year’s fire season, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report 

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