Wildfires rage in Sweden after Easter heatwave

Around 50 hectares were still burning outside Gislaved in the south-eastern Småland region on Tuesday morning, with around 50 firefighters and volunteers drafted in to put it out.

Three fires in total have raged near the town since Easter Sunday and although the dry weather has caused a risk of wildfires, police are investigating if they may have been started deliberately.

Firefighters were also battling a blaze in a four-hectare area north of Motala in the Östergötland region on Tuesday morning.

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