BIG BLAZE This July 18, 2022 photo from the fire brigade of France’s Gironde region (SDIS 33) shows a firefighter pausing while watching a wildfire near Landiras, southwestern France. SDIS 33 PHOTO VIA AP
BIG BLAZE This July 18, 2022 photo from the fire brigade of France’s Gironde region (SDIS 33) shows a firefighter pausing while watching a wildfire near Landiras, southwestern France. SDIS 33 PHOTO VIA AP

LA TESTE-DE-BUCH, France: A heat wave broiling Europe spilled northward on Monday to the United Kingdom and fueled ferocious wildfires in Spain and France, which evacuated thousands of people and scrambled water-bombing planes and firefighters to battle flames in tinder-dry forests.

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