Wildfires rage in France and Spain as heatwaves sweep Europe

Wildfires rage in southwestern France, SpainHealth officials report hundreds of heat-related deathsUK emergency committee to meet after weather warningPARIS/LISBON, July 16 (Reuters) – Wildfires raged in southwestern France and Spain on Saturday, forcing thousands of people to be evacuated from their homes as blistering summer temperatures put authorities on alert in parts of Europe.About 14,000 people had been evacuated from France’s Gironde region by Saturday afternoon as more than 1,200 firefighters battled to bring the flames under control, regional authorities said in a statement. read more “We have a fire that will continue to spread as long as it is not …
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