Swedish rescuers missed the biggest forest fire due to an error navigator

Swedish rescuers missed the biggest forest fire due to an error navigator

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Swedish rescuers missed the biggest forest fire due to an error navigator

Swedish rescuers, who left to extinguish a forest fire, they were late because of an error navigator.According to Swedish Radio , for as long as they get a compact focus turned to the largest fire in the country’s modern history.

The incident occurred in late July, but the details have become known only now. Error GPS told the program “Calibre”.

Signal was sent when the fire area was only 30 to 30 meters. Firefighters gathered at the minute, but get to the place for an hour. It turned out that the machines installed navigator sent rescuers on the old road.According to the new they’d got in 25 minutes.

As a result, when firefighters arrived at the scene of emergency, the fire spread for 50 hectares of forest.

A fire that broke out in late July due to the 30-degree heat, eventually extinguished 10 days, with an area greater than 1000 hectares in extinguishing had to use helicopters. One person died and thousands were evacuated.

Currently working state commission to ascertain the causes of fire in the province Västmanland and its consequences. The results of its work, the Commission will publish in a few weeks in October.

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