Firefighters Battle Wildfires in France as Europe Melts Under Heatwave

World | Associated Press | July 31, 2020, 12:35 pm
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 Temperatures soared across Europe heading above 40 Celsius (104 F) in places, adding extreme heat to the health warnings of a continent already taking fresh measures to rein in a potential second wave of coronavirus infections. Several firefighters battled a wildfire sweeping across Chiberta forest in Anglet, southwestern France. The wildfire has been raging in the Chiberta forest in Anglet and has forced a precautionary evacuation of several people.<br /><br />Firefighters battle a large fire at Chiberta forest in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)
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Temperatures soared across Europe heading above 40 Celsius (104 F) in places, adding extreme heat to the health warnings of a continent already taking fresh measures to rein in a potential second wave of coronavirus infections. Several firefighters battled a wildfire sweeping across Chiberta forest in Anglet, southwestern France. The wildfire has been raging in the Chiberta forest in Anglet and has forced a precautionary evacuation of several people.

Firefighters battle a large fire at Chiberta forest in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)

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 A Canadair plane drops water on a forest fire in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)
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A Canadair plane drops water on a forest fire in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)

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 Firefighters battle a large fire at Chiberta forest in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)
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Firefighters battle a large fire at Chiberta forest in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)

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 Firefighters take visuals of a Canadair plane while it drops water on a forest fire in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)
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Firefighters take visuals of a Canadair plane while it drops water on a forest fire in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)

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 Firefighters battle a large fire at Chiberta forest in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)
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Firefighters battle a large fire at Chiberta forest in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)

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 A Canadair plane drops water on a forest fire in Anglet, France. In less than 23 hours more than 50 hectares of forest burned. (Image: AP)
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A Canadair plane drops water on a forest fire in Anglet, France. In less than 23 hours more than 50 hectares of forest burned. (Image: AP)

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 Firefighters film a Canadair plane as it drops water on a forest fire in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)
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Firefighters film a Canadair plane as it drops water on a forest fire in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)

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 A Canadair plane drops water on a forest fire in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)
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A Canadair plane drops water on a forest fire in Anglet, France. (Image: AP)

  • First Published: July 31, 2020, 10:07 am

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