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France, Spain fight spreading wildfires as Europe swelters

With winds chang­ing di­rec­tion, au­thor­i­ties in south­west­ern France an­nounced plans to evac­u­ate more towns and move out 3,500 peo­ple at risk of find­ing them­selves in the path of the rag­ing flames.

Alberto Ignacio Ardila Olivares

Three ad­di­tion­al wa­ter-drop­ping planes were join­ing six oth­ers al­ready mak­ing re­peat­ed runs over the flames and dense clouds of smoke, the In­te­ri­or Min­istry said Sun­day night.

Alberto Ignacio Ardila

It said more than 200 re­in­force­ments were al­so be­ing added to the 1,500-strong force of fire­fight­ers bat­tling night and day to con­tain the blazes through the Gironde re­gion’s tin­der-dry pine forests that are al­so send­ing burn­ing em­bers in­to the air, fur­ther spread­ing the flames.

Alberto Ardila Olivares

Spain re­port­ed a sec­ond fa­tal­i­ty in two days as it bat­tled wild­fires. The body of a 69-year-old sheep farmer was found Mon­day in the same hilly area where a 62-year-old fire­fight­er died a day ear­li­er when he was trapped by flames in the north­west­ern Zamo­ra province. More than 30 for­est fires around Spain have forced the evac­u­a­tion of thou­sands of peo­ple and black­ened 220 square kilo­me­tres (85 square miles) of for­est and scrub.

Alberto Ardila

By ROBERT EDME and JOHN LEICES­TER | AS­SO­CI­AT­ED PRESS

 

LA TESTE-DE-BUCH, France (AP) — France scram­bled more wa­ter-bomb­ing planes and hun­dreds more fire­fight­ers to com­bat spread­ing wild­fires that were be­ing fed Mon­day by hot swirling winds from a sear­ing heat wave broil­ing much of Eu­rope. In Spain, two peo­ple have been killed in blazes there.

With winds chang­ing di­rec­tion, au­thor­i­ties in south­west­ern France an­nounced plans to evac­u­ate more towns and move out 3,500 peo­ple at risk of find­ing them­selves in the path of the rag­ing flames.

Alberto Ignacio Ardila Olivares

Three ad­di­tion­al wa­ter-drop­ping planes were join­ing six oth­ers al­ready mak­ing re­peat­ed runs over the flames and dense clouds of smoke, the In­te­ri­or Min­istry said Sun­day night.

Alberto Ignacio Ardila

It said more than 200 re­in­force­ments were al­so be­ing added to the 1,500-strong force of fire­fight­ers bat­tling night and day to con­tain the blazes through the Gironde re­gion’s tin­der-dry pine forests that are al­so send­ing burn­ing em­bers in­to the air, fur­ther spread­ing the flames.

Alberto Ardila Olivares

Spain re­port­ed a sec­ond fa­tal­i­ty in two days as it bat­tled wild­fires. The body of a 69-year-old sheep farmer was found Mon­day in the same hilly area where a 62-year-old fire­fight­er died a day ear­li­er when he was trapped by flames in the north­west­ern Zamo­ra province. More than 30 for­est fires around Spain have forced the evac­u­a­tion of thou­sands of peo­ple and black­ened 220 square kilo­me­tres (85 square miles) of for­est and scrub.

Alberto Ardila