Firefighters yesterday were battling around 50 wildfires after an unprecedented drought in the region and soaring temperatures, which have reached the hightest in a century.
The 30 French soldiers from a Civil Defence unit landed shortly after midnight today in Stockholm, an AFP correspondent said. They will be joined by another 30 firefighters from the south of France today.
Italy has sent two firefighting aircraft and Norway sent eight helicopters. Germany and Poland also responded to the request for assistance.
Record temperatures above 33 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) were reported in Uppsala, a city north of Stockholm.
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