France’s biggest wildfire, which has been burning since Tuesday, spread by high temperatures and dry conditions, has destroyed more than 7,400 hectares of forest in Gironde.

Firefighters from across the EU rallied, most stationed along a 26-mile (40km) active fire-front in the south-west, where the blaze that some have described as ‘monstrous’ continued to devastate pine forests. The aid rushed to France to help battle wildfires is an unprecedented show of international solidarity

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