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Stockholm introduces fire ban as temperatures rise

Barbecues on private land are still permitted, if there is no risk of the fire spreading. File photo: Henrik Holmberg / TT

Published: 17.Jun.2019 07:52 hrs

A fire ban has been introduced across Stockholm county as a result of recent warm, dry weather that has created a fire risk.

This means that it's forbidden to light fires or to barbecue when out in nature, and the ban came into effect at 4pm on Sunday.

However, it's still possible to barbecue on private land as long as there is no risk of the fire spreading or at set safe grilling spots, although even at these locations the county administrative board has advised caution. You can find a list of some of Stockholm's safe barbecue spots here.

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