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Wildfires drive thousands from homes in Spain

Forest fires┬áhave devastated a nature reserve and driven thousands of people out of their homes on the eastern coast region of Murcia. Whipped by strong winds and high temperatures at its wildest point it spread across eight kilometres. Portugal has also been hit by forest fires. Earlier this week two Portuguese firefighters were killed on duty, including a 21-year old woman who died after being trapped by flames. According to the country’s National Forest Authority, 19,346 hectares of forest have been burned and destroyed.

You can find more about forest fires in Spain here