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Forest fires in France, 10k evacuated: Reports

Paris, July 15 (UNI/Sputnik) A total of 10,000 people have been evacuated due to two large forest fires that are raging in the French department of Gironde in the southwestern part of the country, French media reported.
According to BFMTV broadcaster, the forest fires began on Tuesday caused by a heatwave in France and engulfed over 5,300 hectares of a pine forest near the communes Landiras and La Teste-de-Buch.
In Landiras the fire service managed to stabilize the fire, while in La Teste-de-Buch the situation has become critical, as the fire is continuing to spread and is getting out of control.
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