High risk of grass fires in parts of Sweden

There is currently a high risk of grass fires in Svealand and parts of Götaland and southern Norrland. You should take great care when lighting a fire outdoors.

SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, has issued an alert for the risk of grass fires in snow-free parts of the counties of Värmland, Gävleborg, Örebro, Västmanland, Uppsala, Stockholm, Södermanland and Östergötland. The risk is also high in Dalarna county with the exception of Dalafjällen; Jönköping county, south of Vättern; and in northern Västergötland, Västra Götaland county.

Grass fire risk alerts are usually issued in the spring when there is a high risk of fires occurring and spreading in areas of dry grass.

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