Government firefighters battled one of many blazes in Sweden on July 17, caused by severe drought conditions across the country.
Two Italian firefighting planes were sent to help on July 18 after Swedish officials asked the European Union for more fire rescue services. Nine fire warnings were issued to the public on July 18, according to National Swedish Radio.
Patrik Forsgren said this video was taken while he was helping save a home from a fire burning in Ljusdal, Sweden. Forsgren told Storyful that the firefighters had been battling the fire since July 15. Credit: Patrik Forsgren via Storyful