Wildfires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

The Independent published this video item, entitled “Wildfires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes” – below is their description.

Wildfires tore through the Gironde region of southwestern France.

Black-and-orange skies, darkened by the smoke billowing from forests and lit up by the flames, were seen across the area as the fires continued to burn out of control despite the efforts of firefighters backed by water-bombing aircraft.

Temperatures were expected to reach 40 C (104 F) on Thursday in the region.

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