Garbage stench threatens royal wedding
The Local · 7 Jun 2013, 09:20
Published: 07 Jun 2013 09:20 GMT+02:00
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The fire, at a refuse station in Täby kyrkby in north-eastern Stockholm, is proving difficult to extinguish and couldn't have come at a worse time.
With time of the essence, the fire services have called in the help of the army in the battle against the fire, according to Lars Madsen at the Greater Stockholm fire department.
"The fire is continuing to rage and there are quite large amounts of material on fire," Madsen explained.
There are reported to be problems with the water supply and the fire services are hoping for help from army helicopters to water bomb the fire.
Madsen confirmed that a reply has not been received from the armed forces but is hopeful of a response on Friday morning.
The weather gods are currently being amenable with winds leading the stench away from central areas of the city, but if the winds were to change the consequences for the crowds expected on Saturday could be noxious.
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