A monstrous wildfire rages near Bordeaux in France

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 Monstrous forest fire rages near Bordeaux, France

More than 1,000 firefighters are battling a monstrous forest fire in southwestern France that has already destroyed about 7,400 hectares of forest, according to officials. The fire began about 30 km southeast of Bordeaux, destroyed several houses and forced 10,000 residents to evacuate.

“It's a cannibal, it's a monster”, — fire brigade spokesman Gregory Allione said in an interview with French radio RTL.

Strong winds and high temperatures prevent the fire from being extinguished. .

“European solidarity in action!” French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted.

fire planes from Greece and Sweden.

A forest fire in the Gironde region of France has been raging for two days near the small town of Landiras.

In the same area last month, a forest fire burned 14 000 hectares before it could be contained. It was the driest month in France since 1961.

Fire teams from other regions were urgently transferred to the Gironde, as local response forces were not enough. Despite all efforts, the flames were still uncontrollable on Thursday, local authorities said. caused by record temperatures and drought across the continent.

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