More than 1,000 firefighters battle ‘monster’ wildfire in south-western France

More than 1,000 firefighters are battling a “monster” wildfire in the south-western France that has already destroyed nearly 7,000 hectares of forest, officials say. The raging blaze near the city of Bordeaux has gutted a number of homes and forced 10,000 residents to flee. “It’s an ogre, it’s a monster,” firefighter representative Gregory Allione said. […]