Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

HOSTENS, France, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Wildfires tore through the Gironde region of southwestern France on Wednesday, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had climbed on rooftops as the flames got closer. Black and orange skies, darkened by smoke billowing from the forests and lit by flames, were seen …

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