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Sweden Heatwave: Fires and Drought

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A historic heatwave has sparked wildfires and drought across Sweden, even in the far north...


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Evelyn B (63)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 6:31 am
Can't have been helped by all the hot air being spewed by DT in the neighbouring area!

But, seriously - who can continue denying climate change with the heat waves in Northern Europe - and the related wildfires can be terrifying for all in the area.
I hope you're not too close to the "hot spots", Ben. Take care

Ben O (135)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 7:09 am
Thanks Evelyn, -I live in the southwest of Sweden, so far so good, no wildfires here. But we could need rain, rain, rain!!!

JL A (281)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 7:24 am
My heart goes out to Sweden also having to cope with what we in California have faced for several years now.

Leo C (312)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 7:32 am
Thank you for sharing!

Animae C (507)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 8:00 am
Bizarre cr*p weather everywhere!!

Donna T (0)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 8:02 am
thank you

Connie O (45)
Thursday July 19, 2018, 9:50 am
Wildfires all over...really sad for the wildlife.

Veronica B (35)
Friday July 20, 2018, 12:05 am
So Terrible!!!Wish rain Soon!!Good to know you are Safe Ben!

Peggy B (43)
Friday July 20, 2018, 5:44 am
Wishing you rain, Ben.

Ben O (135)
Friday July 20, 2018, 5:49 am
Thank you, Folks!
UPDATED: Swedish firefighters were still battling 52 different wildfires across the country on Friday afternoon, and in some areas residents have been asked to leave for their safety...
Pretty bad it is... : ~ (

Lone F (58)
Friday July 20, 2018, 6:23 am
Noted with sadness - I understand Denmark has been hit with wildfires too! Hard to imagine the little "green jewel" burning due to dryness!
Thanks Ben

Melania Padilla (123)
Friday July 20, 2018, 10:13 am
Denial and ignorance are killing the planet :-(
Keep us posted Ben, wishing you the best from Nicaragua!

Ben O (135)
Saturday July 21, 2018, 5:59 am
Update, Saturday, aug 21;
Huge fires are still raging in forests in several Swedish counties, but the number of blazes has dropped dramatically since Friday.
The total number of wildfires wreaking havoc across Sweden’s forests and countryside has dropped from 80 on Friday night to 44 on Saturday morning...

Pat B (356)
Saturday July 21, 2018, 6:06 am
My prayers are with you Ben (and JL) as y'all have been having mighty fires raging.!
I've been praying for rain here too, in TX, as we are now in a burn ban.
Take care Ben.

Ben O (135)
Sunday July 22, 2018, 4:48 am
Update, Sunday, August 22:
Sweden's wildfires still serious with heatwave on the horizon .
Even though the fires haven't spread, emergency services are concerned the extreme heat expected to hit Sweden next week could aggravate the situation.
An international brigade of firefighters worked through Saturday night to little avail as wildfires continued to burn their way through large parts of forested Sweden...

Ben O (135)
Sunday July 22, 2018, 4:49 am
Sorry, that should be JULY 22 of course...

Ben O (135)
Monday July 23, 2018, 4:06 am
Monday, July 22;
IN PICTURES: Battling the Swedish wildfires:

Ben O (135)
Monday July 23, 2018, 4:07 am
And that should be July 23 of course...
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