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European firefighters join battle to stop French wildfires

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Volunteer firefighters make up more than three-quarters of all the nearly 252,000 firefighters in France. They have been on the frontline dousing flames this summer as the country tackles a historic drought and a series of heatwaves. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Wednesday called on private companies to free up their volunteer firefighters so they could come and help.
2 months ago·Paris, France

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Volunteer firefighters key in France's fight against wildfires

Europe News: PARIS: Volunteer firefighters have been called up from their day jobs all over France this summer to help battle wildfires.

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Ottawa firefighting camp aims to get more women into the field

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2 months ago·Canada
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European firefighters join battle to stop French wildfires

Firefighters from across Europe started arriving in France on Friday to help battle several wildfires, including a giant blaze ravaging pine forests in the southwest of the country.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The IndependentThe Independent

Heatwave: Sky fills with smoke as French firefighters battle blaze in Gironde

Clouds of dark smoke billowed through the skies of Gironde, France, as firefighters battled a forest blaze amid scorching temperatures.The fire, which flared up again on Tuesday, 9 August, has forced 10,000 locals to evacuate the area. It had previously burned in the area in July, ripping through 14,000 hectares (34595 acres).More than 1,000 French firefighters are tackling the fire, with assistance expected from German, Polish and Romanian fire…

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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European firefighters join battle to stop French wildfires

Firefighters from across Europe have started arriving in France on Friday to help battle several wildfires, including a blaze ravaging pine forests in the country's southwest

2 months ago·United States
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European firefighters join battle to stop French wildfires

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters from across Europe started arriving in France on Friday to help battle several wildfires, including a giant blaze ravaging pine forests in the southwest of the country. The firefighters’ brigade from the Gironde region said the spread of the forest fire was limited overnight due to little wind but conditions for containing the blaze remained “unfavorable” due to hot, dry weather .

2 months ago·United States
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