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In pics: Wildfires burn through France, Portugal and Morocco

Fire season has hit parts of Europe earlier than usual this year after an unusually dry, hot spring that left the soil parched and which authorities attribute to climate change.

July 17, 2022 / 11:41 AM IST
Strong winds and hot, dry weather are frustrating French firefighters' efforts to contain a huge wildfire that raced across pine forests in the Bordeaux region Saturday for a fifth straight day, one of several scorching Europe in recent days.
A firefighter fighting a wildfire near Landiras, southwestern France, Saturday July 16.
Strong winds and hot, dry weather are frustrating French firefighters' efforts to contain a huge wildfire that raced across pine forests in the Bordeaux region Saturday for a fifth straight day, one of several scorching Europe in recent days.
This photo provided by the fire brigade of the Gironde region (SDIS 33) shows a wildfire near Landiras, southwestern France, Saturday July 16.
A Canadair plane fighting wildfire near La Teste-de-Buch, southwestern France, Saturday, July 16.
A Canadair plane fighting wildfire near La Teste-de-Buch, southwestern France, Saturday, July 16.
Firefighters and the military struggled on Friday to contain several wildfires in northern Morocco, as hundreds of residents evacuated their homes because of flames that ravaged large swaths of pine forests.
A firefighter reacts as he attempts to put out a wildfire caused by extreme temperatures in Larache, northern Morocco, Friday, July 15.
A firefighter tackles a forest fire around the village of Eiriz in Baiao, north of Portugal, on July 15.
A firefighter tackles a forest fire around the village of Eiriz in Baiao, north of Portugal, on July 15.
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