Tags: EU | Sweden | Wildfires

EU Nations Help Sweden as Wildfires Rage above Arctic Circle

EU Nations Help Sweden as Wildfires Rage above Arctic Circle

Friday, 20 July 2018 10:38 AM

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from several other European nations.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Friday his government is working "every minute" to get necessary resources to the hundreds of firefighters and emergency workers fighting some 50 blazes. The fires are mostly in central and western Sweden but also in the north, above the Arctic Circle.

Sweden has received assistance — including water-bombing planes, helicopters and staff — from Italy and Norway. Denmark, Germany, France and Lithuania have also pledged to help.

Temperatures in Sweden and its Nordic neighbors Finland and Sweden have reached over 32 degrees Celsius (90 F) this week, making the region's brush and forests highly flammable.

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades - including blazes above the Arctic Circle - prompting the government to seek help from several other European nations.Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Friday his government is working "every minute" to get...
EU,Sweden,Wildfires
127
2018-38-20
Friday, 20 July 2018 10:38 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved