VASTMANLAND, SWEDEN - A record forest fire in the center of Sweden that has burned for 10 days is now under control, emergency authorities report.
The Vastmanland fire is the largest Sweden, the founding nation of IKEA, has experienced in more than 40 years.
The fire spread from 450 acres when it began on July 31 to more than 35,000 at its peak. French and Italian emergency crews joined Sweden in battling the blaze. More than 10 million gallons of water were aimed at the fire; and a dozen helicopters spent 320 hours in the air releasing another 9 million gallons of water.
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