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Portugal and Spain wildfires kill at least 39 people

At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday. Firefighters were battling 50 blazes in Portugal and a similar number in Spain. Portugal’s government asked for international help and declared a state of …

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At least 27 killed as raging fires sweep across Portugal and northern Spain

A spate of wildfires in central and north Portugal which started at the weekend has killed at least 31 people, civil defense authorities say. Dozens of the 145 fires still raging are considered serious, a spokeswoman said. To the north, fires which broke out across the border in Spain’s Galicia …

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California wildfires kills couple aged 100 and 99 ‘too frail to escape home

A couple aged 100 and 99 who were “too frail to escape their home” have been killed in the ferocious California wildfires. 14 other persons were killed in the fires. According to report, Charles Rippey and his wife Sara Rippey who married on March 20 1942, died together in Napa …

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