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Storms start several fires across Sweden

Lightning is thought to have caused several of the fires. File photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Published: 09.Aug.2018 08:13 hrs

A night of stormy weather including thunder and lightning started several fires in multiple locations around the country.

At one point on Wednesday evening, five separate fires broke out within a seven-minute period in the central Dalarna region, emergency services told the Aftonbladet tabloid.

"I've never seen anything like it," a police spokesperson told the newspaper.

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