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Wildfires rage in Sweden after Easter heatwave

A fire also gutted a mansion south of Stockholm. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Published: 23.Apr.2019 08:16 hrs

Firefighters worked through the night to battle a spate of blazes across Sweden – and authorities warned on Tuesday of a heightened risk of more wildfires spreading in the country this week.

Around 50 hectares were still burning outside Gislaved in the south-eastern Småland region on Tuesday morning, with around 50 firefighters and volunteers drafted in to put it out.

Three fires in total have raged near the town since Easter Sunday and although the dry weather has caused a risk of wildfires, police are investigating if they may have been started deliberately.

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