Thousands of people evacuated as wildfires continue to burn across Europe

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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