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EU countries send aircraft to Sweden to help fight wildfires

An Italian water-bombing plane in Ljusdal, Sweden. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Published: 20.Jul.2018 07:34 hrs

France, Germany and Lithuania are all among the countries that have stepped up to help Sweden, which is battling its worst wildfire season of modern times.

France is sending two Canadair planes to Sweden to help put out the wildfires raging across the country as a result of the current drought, Swedish authorities said on Thursday.

Firefighters are currently battling to put out around 40 fires, particularly in wooded areas, which have broken out during an extreme heatwave across the entire Nordic region.

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