Woman arrested on suspicion of arson in raging Broddbo fire

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A woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with the forest fires in Broddbo outside Sala, the police said in a press release.

The woman had previously been charged in her absence and was later arrested on Wednesday morning. An arson investigation is ongoing and the police are also looking at the other two fires that flared up on Tuesday afternoon in the Sala district.

The fire in Broddbo started onTuesday, while the rescue and fire service had already extinguished a fire in Rörbo.

During Wednesday morning, the fire brigade announced that it is still working with full strength to extinguish the fires at different locations in Sala.

The fire in Broddbo is not yet under control.

The police are also appealing to the public for help. Any persons who may have made observations at the fire scenes are advised to contact the police.

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