10,000 people evacuated as fires hits SW France

Firefighters were battling wildfires in southwest France on August 10, in a region known for its pine forests. It was also ravaged by flames last month. More than 6,200 hectares have burned in the Gironde region and the neighboring Landes in the latest wildfire to erupt in a European nation as the continent swelters through a hot, dry summer. The blaze forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people and destroyed at least 17 houses, according to firefighters.

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