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Flames visible from motorway in France, as heatwave grips Europe

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By ITN News Editor July 27, 2019 16:51

Flames visible from motorway in France, as heatwave grips Europe

Flames engulfed trees beside a motorway in France , as a heatwave continues to grip Europe. Soaring temperatures broke records in France, Britain and the Netherlands , in what scientists said were becoming more frequent events as the planet heats up. Earlier on Friday farmers were ordered to stop harvesting in France’s second largest grain producing department Oise after hundreds of hectares of fields caught fire during an intense heatwave. Local authorities put an indefinite suspension on threshing in the whole of the Oise department on Thursday, citing the risk of fires and risk to the local population.More than 500 hectares of land caught fire on Tuesday alone in the department. Several firemen were hurt while trying to put out the fires.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 27, 2019 16:51

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