France gets help from EU neighbors as wildfires rage

HOSTENS, 12 August 2022, (TON): Firefighting teams and equipment from six EU nations started to arrive in France to help battle a spate of wildfires, including a fierce blaze in the parched southwest that has forced thousands to evacuate.

Most of the country is sweltering under a summer heatwave compounded by a record drought conditions most experts say will occur more often as a result of rapid climate change.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said “we must continue, more than ever, our fight against climate disruption and... adapt to this climate disruption."

The European Commission said “four firefighting planes would be sent to France from Greece and Sweden, as well as teams from Austria, Germany, Poland and Romania.”

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