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A firefighter in Ljusdal. Credit: TT

Some wildfires under control but many areas still at risk

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After nearly two weeks of fires in east-central Sweden, several hundred homes are now safe to return to but efforts to fight and contain fires around the country continue, says David Sundström of the Civil Contingencies Agency.

Some international firefighters who have helped battle the flames in the Dalarna region and elsewhere are now leaving Sweden. Aerial and on-the-ground firefighting efforts plus milder weather conditions have contributed to a much improved situation in the worst-affected areas of the country.

Yet the fire-fighting efforts continue and it is still important that members of the public exercise caution, Sundström told Radio Sweden.

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