EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

  • CORRECTING LOCATION - In this aerial photo showing the advancing fire around Ljusdal, Sweden, as a wildfire sweeps through the large forest area Wednesday July 18, 2018. Dry weather has endangered large tracts of forest and many residential areas.(Maja Suslin/Lehtikuva via AP)

  • An aircraft helps to stop the advancing wildfire near to homes, outside Ljusdal, Sweden, Tuesday July 17, 2018. This is one of about 80 wildfires reported in Sweden, due to the dry weather. (Maja Suslin / TT via AP)

HELSINKI — Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from the military, hundreds of volunteers and other European nations.

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