Helicopters water bomb wildfire outside Stockholm

Emergency services had four units at the scene at Järvafältet and two helicopters had been working to water bomb the flames since early in the morning.

Although it was not extinguished, firefighters had managed to tame the blaze.

“There’s smoke and a lot of embers, but no open flames,” said Tomas Lindberg from the Stockholm fire department.

The water-bombing began on Monday evening, but was temporarily called off following a strong explosion nearby, as emergency services evaluated the situation”.

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