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How volunteers are helping to fight Sweden's wildfires

A closed-off road near the fire in Ljusdal. Photo: Maja Suslin / TT

Published: 19.Jul.2018 17:25 hrs

As around 50 separate wildfires continue to blaze across Sweden, large numbers of volunteers have mobilized to assist the firefighters battling the flames by proving help in any way they can.

Alongside the professionals doing their utmost to bring the blazes under control, across the country many ordinary citizens have joined the efforts. Many are giving up their vacation time to do so, since a large number of Swedes take extended holiday in July.

In the municipality of Ragunda alone, more than 100 people have been involved in the firefighting efforts.

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