Wildfire in Norway sees more than 500 people evacuated – BBC News

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    Around 150 fire crews from 10 fire stations have been fighting a large forest fire in Norway.

    The fire was first reported at around 12:00 local time (11:00 BST) on Thursday 3 June.

    Police are investigating the cause.

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    Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort. 

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