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The wind complicates the control of forest fires

" We have worked during the night to keep begränsningslinjerna and it has survived. But the situation is unchanged, " says Johan Sjöberg, internal command at the emergency services Kristianstad.

collapsed in the south of Sweden during the Tuesday night. The majority of the fires could be extinguished, but in including Tjällmo, in Motalatrakten and in Ingershult north of Traryd, Småland, Gislaved and in Hästveda is the situation continued critical.

the Risk of grass and forest fires is also high in the whole Sweden, and large parts of the island. SMHI estimates that the risk of proliferation is imminent in the coming days – because of the drought, but also because of the prevailing winds.

According to the SOS Alarm it was early on Wednesday morning 14 ongoing action relating to the fire in the terrain of Skåne, Småland, Östergötland, Västra Götaland and Stockholm region.

– There is ongoing forest and grass fires where we have the emergency services out, " says Patrik Svensson, team leader at SOS Alarm.

yesterday went to the MSB, the Authority for the protection and preparedness of the up in the highest standby mode and four helicopters were deployed to vattenbomba in the fight against the forest fire between Hästveda and Osby in Hässleholm municipality, which is the worst hit. Even helicopters from the Swedish armed forces have been deployed in the rescue effort.

the evacuees, the municipality of 47 residents from the four farms. Two fires had joined together, and a stable burned down. A VMA – important message to the public – was issued for residents in the area to prepare for further evacuations end.

Read more: Residents evacuated: ”Got worse and worse during the day”.

On Wednesday morning, the assessment that it is not necessary with more evacuations, according to emergency services.

– There is no direct major threat to the properties, " says Johan Sjöberg.

the Bet will be ”scaled up” after the night and the helicopters should resume vattenbombningen. Johan Sjöberg says that they hope to be able to put out the fire that spread from the bog, where the fire started. But the wind is still in the area which complicates operation.

"But it has blown during the night and will blow even during the day so it remains difficult today," he says.

to be extra vigilant and to act cautiously. In an 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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