The King visits areas of Hälsingland affected by forest fires

On Wednesday 5 June, The King visited some of the areas in Hälsingland that were affected by forest fires last summer.

On arrival at Järvsö station, The King was welcomed by County Governor Per Bill. The King then attended a talk and a seminar about firefighting in connection with the fires in summer 2018.

The King on the train between Stockholm and Järvsö.

The King on the train between Stockholm and Järvsö. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

In total, the fires affected an area of 9,500 hectares and more than 1,300 people fought to put out the fires at their peak. They were assisted by firefighters from ten countries around Europe.

Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

In the afternoon, The King was given a tour of the fire-stricken area and met one of the many land owners who had been affected.

The King also visited the Finnvallen summer pasture farm, which was saved by firefighters.

The Pilgrim Inn in Kårböle.

The Pilgrim Inn in Kårböle. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The King's visit to Hälsingland concluded at the Pilgrim Inn.

The King's visit to Hälsingland concluded at the Pilgrim Inn. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden