Lithuania ready to send military helicopter to Sweden to fight forest fires

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Responding to Sweden's request to help it fight forest fires, Lithuania is ready to deploy a military helicopter Mi-8 with a crew, Lithuania's Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday.

A C-27J Spartan could be also sent to Sweden, if necessary.

Sweden has been fighting forest fires since the beginning of this summer, and the situation has worsened recently as new fire outbreaks have been detected.

A Lithuanian military helicopter Mi-8 has been deployed since Wednesday to assisting in putting out fires in the western part of Latvia.

Source: BNS
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