Wildfires rage across Europe as climate alarm sounded

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Reuters

By Renee Maltezou and Kate Holton ATHENS/LONDON (Reuters) – Emergency services battled wildfires across swathes of southern Europe amid mass evacuations on Wednesday, as warnings sounded in London after Britain’s hottest day that the fight against climate change needed to be stepped up. A blaze fuelled by gale-force winds raged in mountains north of Athens, forcing hundreds including hospital patients to evacuate, and similar numbers fled in central Italy as gas tanks caught in a forest fire near the Tuscan town of Lucca exploded. A record-breaking heatwave, widely blamed on global warming by …

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