Wildfires rage across southern Europe amid record heat | DW News

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee wildfires as a record-breaking heatwave scorches southern Europe. Hundreds have died from the effects of the hot weather. The worst-hit countries are France, Spain and Portugal. Scientists are blaming man-made climate change, and more devastating forest fires are expected in the coming days as parts of the continent brace for new temperature records.
The intense heat on the Iberian peninsula has created the conditions for flames to spread more quickly. And firefighting operations are more difficult because of wind and low humidity.
In Italy, the hottest July since 1800 and a record drought has sparked wildfires. The fires are wreaking havoc in tourist spots which had just started to recover from the Covid pandemic. In Mijas, in Malaga province, more than 3,000 people have now been evacuated from homes.

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