The emergency services are preparing by having extra resources available for the coming days with continued high temperatures.

In recent weeks, there have been several fires out in the open.

Spread with the wind

Last Wednesday there was a fire at Flisö, just north of Harstena in Valdemarsvik municipality.

Due to strong winds, the fire spread quickly and several units worked on site to fight the fire.

Helicopters and scooping planes

In Sweden, there are a total of six fire helicopters and two scooping aircraft, and these are the responsibility of the Swedish Public Safety and Emergency Agency, MSB, to distribute based on priority.

Hear Samuel Dagström, at the Östra Götaland Rescue Service, talk about the current drought and fire risk in the clip above.