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SOURCE: International Association of Fire and Rescue Services

DATE: April 24, 2019

SNIP: A large forest fire currently rages in southern Norway and almost 400 people have been asked to leave their homes. Sweden is also battling wildfires from North to South, and already last week, Scotland dealt with several wildfires.

The dry weather means that the risk for new forest fires remains high in Scandinavia in the coming days, according to meteorologist Henrik Reimer at the Swedish weather service SMHI.

“It has been several weeks without any major rainfall, at least in southern Sweden. Unfortunately, we currently see no end to the dry weather”, he says to the Swedish news agency TT.

Already last week, several wildfires hit the moorlands of Scotland, and the dry weather have kept the fire services on high alert due to the extremely dry weather this spring.