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Four helicopters from the Swedish civil contingencies Agency (MSB) is working to combat the 400 - to 500-acre fire raging in the area Tidingshyttan outside Tjällmo Motala.

" fighting the fire has taken off, and the situation looks better. We have also been reinforced with aircraft from the coast guard, which right now is working on mapping of fire extent, " says Per Nisser, smc for Emergency services Eastern Götaland.

the Fire in Tjällmo flared up again on the onsdagseftermiddagen and broke through the outline to the north. During the evening vattenbombade two helicopters until it got dark, but to get the fire under control.

when the emergency services also received an alarm about a fire in Godegård, not far from there. Where have you managed to call in the fire but it burns yet.

Johan Edvall, planning manager on the emergency services in Motala, sweden, have worked throughout the night to fight the fires and says in the morning that the situation is difficult.

– There is a fire in an area of about 400 hectares and it is great. And there is also a large area in Godegård that is burning, not far from there, " he says.

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approximately fifty people from the home guard, and personnel from the defense involved in the creation in addition to emergency services Eastern Götaland.

In the morning, said the emergency services that they were preparing an evacuation of an area northeast of Tjällmo. Information has gone out to a 20-speech accommodation, and a meeting place established in a former old people's home in Tjällmo.

– It is unclear how many will be affected, " says emergency communications manager Sylvia Rydström for the Eastern Region.

In the afternoon, announced the emergency services that it was not current with any evacuation, but following the fire development and the decision can be changed.

the continued risk of proliferation has not the emergency services at present, but because the wind is expected to increase during the torsdagseftermiddagen, the situation can quickly worsen. There is no natural limitation, such as a lake, in the directions as the fire in Tjällmo is spreading right now.

"there may Possibly be some larger roads, but I can't see any direct water," says Sylvia Rydström.

Image 1 of 2 the Fire in Tjällmo flared up again during Wednesday. Photo: Jeppe Gustafsson/TT Slide 2 of 2 Emergency services and police breakpoint in Tjällmo. Photo: Jeppe Gustafsson/TT Slideshow

Hässleholm municipality in the north of Skåne has subsided, the wind has died down and humidity increased during the night. But the evacuees have yet to return home.

– It smokes very much but now there is no open flame, but it can be changed, " says Joakim Ilmrud, smc, TT.

the Fire is not extinguished, the heat propagation in the ground will remain for a long time. Those who were evacuated at the clock 02 not yet been able to return home.

"We think that it will be more favourable weather conditions ahead of the weekend," says Joakim Ilmrud.

in Jönköping county was discovered by individuals who saw a column of smoke in the forest. The police called during the evening accommodation to be mentally prepared to quickly possibly find a temporary accommodation. Several helicopters have vattenbombat, inter alia, with the strengthening of the armed Forces.

On Thursday morning, the situation was improved and the fire, which covers almost 150 hectares, had been identified and the emergency services continue to work with the begränsningslinjer that they have created during the night. It was not current with some evacuations at 07 time.

Even the state around the world, which on Wednesday plummeted at the Gårdskär in Älvkarleby municipality has improved. The fire spread rapidly, but after a massive effort announced Johan Melin, office of the internal command at the Gästrike Emergency services, at 21 o'clock that the fire was under control. This is thanks to the creation, and that the evening brought less wind and more humidity, says SVT.

it was thought initially that ravaged several fires, but this was not the case.

It was the smoke that was from the fire in Hästveda, so it turned out that it was just a fire here, " says Niklas Henningsson, internal command at the emergency services, and also confirms that the fire in Markaryd, is now extinguished.

A 50 grass fires and 10-15 forest fires have flared up every day for the past week, summing up the MSB. The EUROPEAN union has been informed of the situation, but the authority sees no need at present to seek help from other countries.

Jakob Wernerman at the MSB says that it is not known exactly what has caused many of the fires.

But all are caused by human activity. It may be road traffic or the folks who grilled the sausages. It is, in any case, no lightning or similar.

in Addition to Hästveda and Gnosjö have the MSB also focused on the Research, Norrköping, Ronneby, sweden, gothenburg Landvetter airport, outside Gothenburg, and Tjällmo outside Motala.

for both grass - and fire all the way up to the Norrbotten coast due to the dry weather.

In a MSB-app for mobile phones called ”Fire out”, you can follow where the risks are greatest. The public is also invited to observe the local eldningsförbud that is, as in, for example, Jönköpings län, Östergötland, Blekinge and central Skaraborg.

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