Heatwave sparks wildfires across Europe

By Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira
Updated July 14 2022 - 10:36am, first published 10:33am
Firefighters are battling blazes across Europe as summer temperatures hit the mid-40s.
Firefighters are battling blazes across Europe as summer temperatures hit the mid-40s.

Thousands of firefighters are battling more than 20 blazes across Portugal and western Spain, menacing villages and disrupting tourists' holidays amid a heatwave that pushed temperatures above 45C in some parts of Europe.

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