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German firefighters arrive in Sweden to fight scathing flames

Firefighters on Sunday were battling around 50 wildfires. Photo: DPA

Published: 23.Jul.2018 12:49 hrs

Help from Germany has arrived in Sweden in order to fight an outbreak of forest fires described as the most serious in modern times.

A total of 52 firefighters from the Nienburg district of Lower Saxony arrived on Sunday in nine fire trucks, said the state’s lower ministry.

"Their location is Älvdalen which lies in the most affected region Dalarna," they said, referring to the area in central Sweden.

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