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Fires still rage across southern Europe

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Photo: A firefighter tries to extinguish a fire close to the Croatian southern Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik [AFP]

July 28, 2007
An extreme heatwave continues to rage across southern Europe as firefighters struggle to contain the blazes that have burned thousands of hectares in the region.
In Bulgaria, 23,000 hectares of forest and farmland have burned over the past week.
The country also experienced its hottest temperatures since records began, above 45 degrees Celsius in some places.
Some 7,000 firefighters and 2,500 army troops continued to battle blazes.


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