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KimE

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Forestfires in Sweden
« on: 18:25:49, 17/07/18 »

30-40 forestfires are burning in Sweden now, the firefighter units are overstreached now. Campfires are prohibited in most areas in Sweden a few of the local firedepartment have forbidden use of campingkitchen (very unusual for Sweden) in the terrain. The High Coast Trail and Jämtland mountain areas are affected. The biggest areas on fire are about 3000 acres. Help are coming from EU tomorrow with heavy waterbombing aircrafts.
 https://www.krisinformation.se/handelser-och-storningar/2018/brandrisk2018/in-english-about-the-forest-fires


KimE

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Re: Forestfires in Sweden
« Reply #1 on: 20:11:12, 19/07/18 »
Campfires are now forbidden also in Lapland ,Norrbotten to. About 40 forest fires the largest is about 12000ha still out of control,over 1000 firemen, military and volonters are trying to control them.

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Re: Forestfires in Sweden
« Reply #2 on: 22:43:13, 19/07/18 »
Thanks for making us aware of the situation.
If we were to rely on what the British newspapers, tv and radio tell us, the current long-running heatwave and lack of rain is occurring solely in the UK and nowhere else at all. If the rest of Europe is affected, they ignore that.

KimE

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Re: Forestfires in Sweden
« Reply #3 on: 07:37:20, 20/07/18 »
Yes i find it strange what international media havn`t reported about the Swedish forestfires, this morning 44 active fires now over 20000ha are burning, two waterbombing planes from italy, two from France, two incoming from Germany, 8 Helicopters from Norway, some from Lithuania are on their way. 200 people evacuated now.

We have not have any big rainfalls sence may in my area.

 https://www.dw.com/en/sweden-rushes-firefighting-aircraft-to-tackle-fast-spreading-wildfires/a-44739777
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Re: Forestfires in Sweden
« Reply #4 on: 12:54:09, 20/07/18 »
Sounds awful I just hope they get it under control quickly. I was blown away by the forests in the Rapadalen when I walked through it. We don't have natural forests like that over here.

KimE

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Re: Forestfires in Sweden
« Reply #5 on: 13:38:38, 21/07/18 »

Last night i was firefighting in a apocalytic landscape everwere we looked it was smoke and ash a area of 2*5km , helicopters bombed the area with water, firemen, local military and volunters in the forest with hoses trying to hold the fireline. A digging machine made a fireroad in the middle of nowere, smoke everywere several 10s of km away.


Yesterday at noon a new fire started 40km away from my home now 24h later its 1*1km.


Owen, laplands mountains are less likely to burn the only fire so far was close to Åre, Jämtland.

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Re: Forestfires in Sweden
« Reply #6 on: 15:00:01, 21/07/18 »
Last night i was firefighting in a apocalytic landscape everwere we looked it was smoke and ash a area of 2*5km , helicopters bombed the area with water, firemen, local military and volunters in the forest with hoses trying to hold the fireline. A digging machine made a fireroad in the middle of nowere, smoke everywere several 10s of km away.

Yesterday at noon a new fire started 40km away from my home now 24h later its 1*1km.

Owen, laplands mountains are less likely to burn the only fire so far was close to Åre, Jämtland.



I cannot imagine what it must be like to have fire advancing on your home at that speed. I do hope you and others there are OK
Most walks start by finding the way out of the car park

KimE

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Re: Forestfires in Sweden
« Reply #7 on: 05:41:00, 22/07/18 »

What fire are 30km from my home and its just forest in that area. In other areas 200 persons haave been evacuated.


EU Civil Protection Mechanism sends firemen, helicopters etc. 140 from Poland, 60 France, 48 Germany, 55 Denmark, local firebrigades from Norway have already been in Jämtland.


http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4628_en.htm

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Re: Forestfires in Sweden
« Reply #8 on: 07:52:19, 24/07/18 »
These fires did finally get a mention on our news in the UK last night. Take care

KimE

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Re: Forestfires in Sweden
« Reply #9 on: 13:52:08, 25/07/18 »

Old article.


 https://www.expressen.se/nyheter/uppgifter-militaren-kommer-falla-bomber-for-att-slacka-branden/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/18/sweden-calls-for-help-as-arctic-circle-hit-by-wildfires

Now they start to use desperate metods bombing the fire with fragmenting bombs to try to turn the soil to stop the fire(its on a artillery firing range so they cant use regular aircrafts because of the explotion risc).
 https://www.expressen.se/nyheter/uppgifter-militaren-kommer-falla-bomber-for-att-slacka-branden/