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.
Firefighters hoping to hang on until rain arrives on Sunday1:58 min 1:58 min
Hope of using explosive shock-waves to stop fires3:13 min 3:13 min
Fires: "Sweden is in a very serious situation"3:16 min 3:16 min