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Positive forecast for the fire in Hästveda

During Wednesday received the 49 evacuees, people in Hästveda in Hässleholm municipality know that it is still unclear when they will be able to return home. The weather forecast shows no rain until at least the weekend.

– Even if the fire was going on a mile away when we left so it feels not very far away with this weather, " said Erik Johannesson, who got to spend the night with friends in another part of the municipality.

said the emergency services that the situation looked ”significantly better” than earlier in the day. The fire is reported to be in the begränsningslinjerna and the forecast looks better in the face on Thursday, according to emergency services, because it is expected to blow less and less. Vattenbombningarna with helicopters shall continue on Thursday.

"What struck us is the largest fire in our history," says board chairman Lars Johnsson (M) in a press briefing on Wednesday.

the fire area is reported to be approximately 300 hectares. The fire started in the Åbuamossen, but what caused the fire is not clear.

flared further a large forest fire up in the woods north of Åsenhöga in the municipality of Gnosjö. During Wednesday evening, 80 firefighters on site, and two helicopters vattenbombade the area. In an early stage, stated to the police that six houses in the area had been cleared out, a task which the police later changed to the only-prepared for the evacuation.

– the Problem that we had is the very strong wind, difficult terrain, and in addition to the wind turn to have a look which makes that the fire is spreading pretty quickly, " says Jonas Björkström, external command at the emergency services in Gislaved-Gnosjö.

He believes that the emergency services have ”a few days work” on-the-spot in front of him. The armed forces are also on the road with around 50 people to assist in the work during the night, according to P4 Jönköping.

the Swedish civil contingencies agency stated on Wednesday that they focused on eight fires at the moment. In addition to Hästveda and Gnosjö, it is about the fires in Markaryd, Sweden, Norrköping, Ronneby, sweden, gothenburg Landvetter airport outside Gothenburg and in Tjällmo north of Motala, sweden. The fire in Tjällmo was reported to be under control, but flared up again during Wednesday evening.

– It is incredibly dry, poor terrain and wind gusts. We are in contact with MSB and the Swedish armed Forces, " says Mikael Kalered, internal command at the emergency services in the Eastern Region.

burned it in Godegård in the municipality of Motala and in the Gårdskär in Älvkarleby municipality. The fires was reported to be completely under control and the fire fighting continues at night.

that they have been alerted to it about 10-15 fires every day since Monday. They have put in extra helicopters where the fire risk is assessed to be greatest. The two pieces are in Växjö, two in Gothenburg and an additional two are found in Västerås. The authority's brandriskprognos shows a very high risk over the next five days.

– It remained dry and both grass - and the risk of fire is large. Normally, it is the intervals between the grass and skogsbrandsäsongen but now they have gone into each other, " says Marcus Årskog on the MSB's press service.

the Fires they focus on right now is considered to be caused by human activity. It may be, for example, road traffic accidents, or hot dogs grilled, according to the MSB.

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