Fires Near Stockholm

Updated 4:50 PM

Nearly four weeks of hot dry weather in southern Sweden has meant more forest fires this summer.

A fire broke out at an industrial site in Haninge, south of Stockholm, Friday afternoon, with 14 fire engines reportedly called to the scene. At least one person has been reported injured.

Thursday evening fire fighters were battling a large fire in nearby Västerhaninge. Swedish Radio News reported that it took 20 to 25 fire fighters to control the 200,000 square meter blaze.

The weather service is warning of an extreme risk for fire in many parts of the country. There is currently a ban on outdoor fires in the Stockholm area, and residents are being asked to be careful about using outdoor barbecues.