A firefighter works to contain a fire that broke out near Landiras, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France. Photo: SDIS 33/Handout via Reuters/File
A firefighter works to contain a fire that broke out near Landiras, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France. Photo: SDIS 33/Handout via Reuters/File
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Arson suspected as huge French wildfire reignites, forcing thousands from their homes

  • A wildfire that officials thought was under control in southwest France reignited amid a record drought and extreme heat, possibly due to arson
  • More than 6,200 hectares of tinder-dry forest burned in just 24 hours in the so-called Landiras blaze, prompting the evacuation of 10,000 people

A firefighter works to contain a fire that broke out near Landiras, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France. Photo: SDIS 33/Handout via Reuters/File
A firefighter works to contain a fire that broke out near Landiras, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France. Photo: SDIS 33/Handout via Reuters/File
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