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SOS Alarm sent the incorrect all cleartext message about the fire: It sounded not credible

SOS Alarm sent out sms that the danger was over in Hästveda. It was completely wrong. Barriers still apply and the fire is not under control, notify the emergency services.

" What has happened is that there has been a misunderstanding where we perceived that the danger was over. It depended on the human factor, simply, and we regret that it was wrong. We have gone out with an updated VMA where we write that the fire decreased in intensity, but that the barricade has been lifted, " says SOS Alarm's team of press officers Sarah Hummerdal which adds that a further evacuation until further notice are not current.

The inaccurate information from SOS Alarm to the fire danger was over created a lot of confusion on the Hantverksgården in Hästveda on Wednesday morning. This has evacuated residents from the Hagnarp, Björkeberga, Tulastorp and Jägersborg gathered to take part of the latest information on the fire that is raging in the district.

" We had just been informed that there still was burning and that we probably would not be able to return to our home on this day either. And so it pops this message up, which one out of the air. It sounded completely unreasonable, " says Putte Peace.

He and several other villagers affected by the svårsläckta the fire in the north of Skåne, looks serious on the incorrect information and ask themselves how it could happen.

–It is very, very serious, almost incomprehensible, that the information could be so wrong, " says Putte Peace and is echoed by the civil protection informationsbefäl Melissa Millbourn.

" I have worked in emergency services for ten years and have never experienced something similar to this. It has created confusion among people who are already confused and sad, and it is regrettable, " she says.

Ledningsfordon by the fire in the scanian Hästveda on Wednesday. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Shortly after lunch, it is hot and depleted of oxygen in the Hantverksgården. The community hall has in the last day worked as an information and meeting place, especially for the 49 people who have been evacuated from their homes as a result of the fire. Now, many have gathered to listen to the press conference where the police and the emergency services informing about the latest developments. Volunteers preparing lunch, kaffetermosar filled in. Many preparing for a second night away from home.

Erik Johannesson and his family live on a farm with the associated forrest plot in Björkeberga. It spent the night with good friends in a different part of the municipality.

–Even if the fire was going on a mile stay when we left yesterday so it feels not very far away with this weather.

the Family didn't expect to get home, not this day in all cases.

–After last summer's drought, I think that you are very careful. A lot of the measures that can be taken now, is enough prevention. It had probably not been a jättefara to return home. But we have chickens and cats that we want to home to, " he says.

On Wednesday morning went SOS Alarms out with a ”danger is over”-sms current terrängbranden to residents in Hässleholm municipality. According to the state-owned company reached more than 13.800 phones of the message, but the contents were incorrect.

" We know that SOS Alarm is sent out an error and they have apologised for. But we don't know how it has gone. It has not gone out any such message you receive from us. I know it is safe for it is I who make it so,, " says Melissa Millbourn, informationsbefäl at the emergency services in Kristianstad, sweden.

According to the civil protection the situation continued unchanged for Hästvedabranden as regards the closures, which covers an area of 800 acres, and evacuations.

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