Fires rage in France as heatwave persists

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French firefighters fear thunderstorms and strong winds could reignite an inferno in the southwest. Officials say the fire has not spread significantly overnight but that could change quickly. More than 1,000 emergency workers from across Europe are trying to contain the blaze in the Gironde region.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Hostens, France.

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