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Hundreds of firefighters battle blaze in southern France’s Gard region

More than 900 firefighters backed by aircraft have been deployed to battle a blaze in France’s southern Gard region that burned 600 hectares. “This fire is far from being done, there are fronts in hard-to-reach areas that we haven’t tackled and that are advancing freely,” Eric Agrinier, a senior member of the fire service, said […]

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More than 70 wildfires swamp Turkey; 4 dead, thousands evacuate

The death toll from wildfires on Turkey’s southern coast has risen to four as firefighters were battling blazes for a third day on Friday after the evacuation of dozens of villages and some hotels. More than 70 wildfires have broken out this week in provinces on Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts as well as inland […]