- Wildfires are a common occurrence during the summertime in Sweden and soon satellites might be a common way to help spot them after they start.
- Leif Sandahl is a fire-protection engineer at the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency who is working on the project that has spotted hundreds of blazes.
- “The satellites help by both telling officials exactly where the fire is burning and how the it develops,” Sandahl tells the Swedish Radio.
Related stories from around the North:
Russia: Record breaking temperatures recorded in Arctic Russia, Eye on the Arctic
Sweden: Sweden’s wildfire season later than usual, Radio Sweden
United States: Indigenous wildfire knowledge to be key part of new Arctic Council project, Eye on the Arctic