“Heroism often results as a response to extreme events.”
… this is the situation today in Sweden – about 50 fires are ravaging.
- Five water bomb aircraft – three from France, two from Italy.
- Six fire helicopters – five from Germany, one from Lithuania.
- Firemen and fire trucks – 44 vehicles and 139 firemen from Poland, 12 vehicles and 55 firemen from Denmark.
- German fire trucks and about 50 firemen have arrived.
The fires has been ravaged for over a week now. We are so lucky that so far nobody has been injured.
For over a week has our own guys work day and night with only a couple of hours rests … the fire bridges, the military and the national home guard.
And civilians have made sure that they have been feed and got plenty of water. People have cancelled their holiday to able to give aid to all those that are fighting against the fire and in the smoke.
Talk about heroes – all of them … all over Sweden.
When the 44 fire trucks and 139 firemen from Poland was driving up through Sweden they were greeted as heroes. People cheering and applauding along the way. They are now going to release our Swedish heroes … so they can get a good rest.
For over 2,5 months we haven’t had any rain, only for about 1 hour here and there. This week the temperatures are going up to +32C/+89F and no rain in sight.
Here down in the South we are happy no big fires so far. I’m sure there have been some small ones … but none serious.
Sweden’s Forest Agency estimates that some 600 million kronor ($68 million/€6.6million) worth of forest has burned or been damaged by the fires, as of July 19.
Thank you so much … everybody for the fantastic job you all are doing, Swedish or foreign …
to all the civilians that doing their best to support and be a release for the hard working fire workers.
AN AMAZING job!!!!