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Firefighters Battle New Wildfires in France

Two new wildfires near Cabris and Istres   PARIS (AP) — French firefighters on Tuesday battled two wildfires in southern France, one near an urban area on the Mediterranean coast and another one in woodland around the small southern town ...

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Boys in Custody Suspected of Setting French Wildfire

Teens held on suspicion of starting on wildfire     By THOMAS ADAMSON and NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE, Associated Press BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France (AP) — Two teenage boys went before a judge Friday on suspicion of deliberately starting one of the wildfires that ...

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Inadequate Aircraft Cited at French Wildfire

Numerous aircraft grounded due to repairs and age     By CLAUDE PARIS, NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE and BARRY HATTON, Associated Press BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France (AP) — Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that ...

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Firefighters Gain Control of Wildfire in France

Authorities fear there will be flare-ups     By THOMPSON ADAMSON and NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE, Associated Press BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France (AP) — French firefighters have tamed one of the fiercest blazes to break out during four days of wildfires in the country’s ...

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10,000 Evacuated from Wildfires in France

Fires tear through the Riviera     By CLAUDE PARIS, Associated Press BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France (AP) — Authorities ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people as fires hopscotched around the Riviera for a third day Wednesday, tearing through the forest of La ...

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