Wildfires fanned by strong winds still spreading in Italy and France

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Wildfires that have forced thousands to leave their homes continued to spread in Italy and France on Tuesday, with high winds frustrating firefighters’ efforts. Italian firefighters took around 30 residents to safety after a fire broke out in the Massarosa municipality to the north of Pisa in Tuscany on Monday evening. A north-east wind fanned the flames, threatening homes in the area. A road bridge linking the Tuscan town of Lucca and with the seaside community of Viareggio was closed for a time. Firefighters in the region were being supported by three helicopters and two planes. Fires have e…

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