In English about the forest fires

There are forest fires burning in Sweden right now. If there are warnings from the authorities, we will publish that information below.
Skogsbrand strax utanför Hammarstrand i juli. Vattenbombning med hjälp av helikoptrar. Foto Mats Andersson / TT.

For updated information in English about the fires, go to the Swedish Radio's web site Radio Sweden. For detailed information in Swedish, listen to the local radio channel Sveriges Radio P4. 

If you have questions about the forest fires, call 113 13, the Swedish national information number for emergencies. 

If you are in Sweden, and want to volunteer, contact the Swedish Red Cross (information in Swedish only).

SOS Alarm urges the public to call 113 13, and not the emergency number 112, for information about the forest fires. Do not report observations of smoke, as it can spread very far. Only report if you see fire. 

Road traffic may be affected in areas where firefighters are working to extinguish a fire. Beware that it may be dangerous to enter forests where there has been a fire. Some areas have been sealed off and there may be a prohibition to enter. 

Before travelling through the affected areas, please check the Swedish Transport Administration's current traffic information and listen to the local Sveriges Radio P4 station for updates about the fires and warnings from the authorities.

Maps of areas affected by forest fires are difficult to keep updated, as the situation can change rapidly. SOS Alarm's information (in Swedish) about the fires, and a map of fires, updated daily

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