Sweden travel advice

Major forest fire close to the town of Norberg in Västmanland county, Sweden. This is the largest forest fire in Sweden in modern times

Firefighters readied themselves on Tuesday afternoon for the massive forest fire sweeping central Sweden to head further north. The fire has scorched forests for six days and killed one.

“The fire risks heading north to the lower reaches of Norberg,” Fredrik Eriksson of the emergency services told on Tuesday, adding that the blaze is still far from being under control.