The forest fire between Hästveda and Osby in Hässleholm municipality forced 47 people to leave their homes on Tuesday. Fire crews had one top priority overnight: contain the blaze within the perimeter.
“It has succeeded, with quite a bit of work. We are just about to step up our work this morning, with helicopters and crews on site,” fire officer Johan Sj
Fire crews fighting a large forest blaze near Gislaved were to be reduced from 30 to 20 people overnight, reported Värnamo Nyheter, but were expected to remain at the scene until Thursday.
National weather agency SMHI warns of an increased risk of grass and forest fires in southern and central, as well as northern coastal areas, this week due to the warm and dry spell.