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Forest fires 2019

This is where you find verified emergency information about fire bans, fire risk, and forest fires in Sweden.

Published 7/5/2019

Test: skogsbrand news

Published 4/29/2019

About Valborg and the fire ban

The dry and warm weather has resulted in a great risk of fire in forests and fields in parts of Sweden. There is a fire ban in several municipalities.

Published 4/27/2019

Important Public Announcement for Påryd, Kalmar county

Update April 27 19.17: The important public announcement regarding fire that was issued for Påryd is no longer in effect.

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Important phone numbers

These phone numbers can be good to note down and keep in your wallet when you are in Sweden.

Emergency warning

Important public announcement, IPA ("Viktigt meddelande till allmänheten" or "VMA") is the system used to alert the Swedish public in case of accidents, serious events, or disruptions of important services. IPAs are distributed through radio and television, and apps like Krisinformation.se. An IPA may also be sent as a text message to mobile phones in the affected area.

Drinking water

Tap water in Sweden is of high quality and is perfectly safe to drink. However, contaminations may occur. Read more about how to handle issues with the drinking water.