Southern Sweden burned by car fire trend
Published: 10 Aug 2016 07:56 GMT+02:00
According to numbers from the southern branch of Sweden’s fire and rescue service reported in newspaper Sydsvenskan, 64 vehicles have been set alight in the region between June 1st and August 9th.
Around half of those fires took place in Rosengård, a Malmö suburb with a reputation for social problems and gang-related issues. Almost all of the car burnings were deemed to be intentional.
“The figure is higher than normal when it comes to vehicle fires. It’s a worrying trend we’re seeing now,” Ulf Nilsson, a manager a South Rescue Service told daily Svenska Dagbladet.
Emergency services also said that the fires themselves are not necessarily difficult to tackle, but they could distract from other call-outs elsewhere.