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8/11, 4:11 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Wildfires spreading across south-western France

French firefighters continued battling massive wildfires across the southwestern part of the country on Thursday that have already destroyed 7,000 hectares of forest and neared the city of Bordeaux, prompting about 10,000 residents to flee the area.

Several European countries have already sent help to support the government's efforts to obtain control over the fires that have been boosted by high temperatures and strong winds, including Germany, Austria, Greece, and Italy.

Wildfires began to spread across the Gironde department in France two days ago, with the Landiras commune near Bordeaux widely affected by the disaster.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / ND