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European firefighters join battle to stop wildfires in France

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Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters from across Europe began arriving in France on Friday to help fight several wildfires, including giant blazes ravaging pine forests in the country's southwest. did.

Firefighters in the Gironde area said little wind had limited the spread of forest fires at night, but the hot, dry weather still made conditions "unfavorable" to contain the fire. said.

Fires in the Gironde region and nearby Landes have burned more than 74 square kilometers (29 square miles) since Tuesday and displaced at least 10,000 people.

More than 360 of his firefighters and 100 of his special vehicles were dispatched from Germany, Romania, Poland and Austria. They join his more than 1,000 French firefighters already on the scene. Greece dispatched her two Canadian planes.

Sweden has deployed two firefighting air tractors to help fight another wildfire in the Brittany region of western France.