Wildfires caused by extreme heat have caused authorities to evacuate thousands of people around Europe. France has evacuated 16,000 people in the south-western Gironde region - a popular tourist destination - with flames having taken hold in Teste-de-Buch and Landiras areas. "Given the weather conditions and the important risks of fires starting, the authorities have temporarily blocked access to the forested area for professional and leisure activities," a statement on Saturday read.
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