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People look at a wildfire burning nearby Benitachel village, eastern Spain. Spanish firefighters are still working to bring under control a forest blaze near Valencia that forced the evacuation of around 1,000 people

A melted sign from a McDonald's restaurant shows the damage as firefighters check the area after a wildfire swept through Cajon Junction, California, USA, 16 August 2016. According to reports, the fast-moving Blue Cut Fire, which consumed so far some 6,500 acres with a zero percent containment, prompted the mandatory evacuation of the whole community of Wrightwood.

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A melted sign from a McDonald’s restaurant shows the damage as firefighters check the area after a wildfire swept through Cajon Junction, California

A picture made available on 26 July 2016 shows dense smoke over Lithi village  during a wildfire on Chios island, Greece, 25 July 2016. The huge wildfire that broke out early 25 July 2016, on the island of Chios which has burned 3,500 hectares of forest and farm land, set under control. Over 90 percent of the mastic trees at the villages of Lithi, Elata and Vessa were destroyed while a large number of mastic trees were burned at the villages of Mesta, Armolia and Pyrgi.  EPA/KOSTAS KOYRGIAS

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Dense smoke over Lithi village during a wildfire on Chios island, Greece. The huge wildfire that broke out on Sunday on the island of Chios which has burned 3,500 hectares of forest and farm land 

Firefighters mop-up a hot spot  at a residence levelled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake, California, USA

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Firefighters damp-down a hot spot at a residence levelled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake, California, USA

An emu runs to escape an approaching wildfire as it burns near Potrero, California, U.S. June 20, 2016.        REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTX2H8ZI

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An emu runs to escape an approaching wildfire as it burns near Potrero, California 

Smoke fills the air as a small plane flies overhead in Fort McMurray, Alberta

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Smoke fills the air as a small plane flies overhead in Fort McMurray, Alberta

A fire-fighting plane drops water at the site of a wildfire that broke out the day before, on September 18, 2015 near Cerbere, south-western France

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A fire-fighting plane drops water at the site of a wildfire that broke out the day before, on Friday near Cerbere, south-western France

A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley fire in Seigler Springs, California.

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A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley fire in Seigler Springs, California.

 A DC-10 firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant on a ridge in front of the Rocky Fire on August 3, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Nearly 3,000 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that has burned over 60,000 acres has forced the evacuation of 12,000 residents in Lake County. The fire is currently 12 percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes. 6,300 homes are threatened by the fast moving  blaze

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A DC-10 firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant on a ridge in front of the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, California. Nearly 3,000 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that has burned over 60,000 acres has forced the evacuation of 12,000 residents in Lake County

A wall of flames lurches over a ridge as a resident of Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, California, prepares to evacuate because of the 3,000 acre Rocky Fire that has taken hold in Lake County.

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A wall of flames lurches over a ridge as a resident of Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, California, prepares to evacuate because of the 3,000 acre Rocky Fire that has taken hold in Lake County.

An helicopter of firefighters fly over smokes billowing over Athens, on July 17, 2015 as firemen were battling a brush fire in northeastern Athens and another wildfire in the southern Pelopponese peninsula that prompted the evacuation of five villages. More than 120 firefighters had been dispatched to the area, supported by 50 fire engines, four aircraft and two helicopters

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An helicopter of firefighters fly over smokes billowing over Athens, on Friday as firemen were battling a brush fire in northeastern Athens and another wildfire in the southern Pelopponese peninsula that prompted the evacuation of five villages

A longtime exposure shows smolderings remains of overnight fires on the hillsides of San Marcos, San Diego county, California, USA, early 16 May 2014. Over 1,000 firefighters battled a series of fast-moving southern California wildfires on 15 May that spread across the region despite the efforts of more than 20 firefighting aircraft. Huge clouds of black smoke hung over much of San Diego County, where the worst blazes were burning 15 May, driven by the blistering Santa Ana winds, which bring strong, dry gusts out from the interior desert.

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Smoldering remains of overnight fires on the hillsides of San Marcos, San Diego county, California, USA, early Friday. Over 1,000 firefighters battled a series of fast-moving southern California wildfires that spread across the region despite the efforts of more than 20 firefighting aircraft.

A wildfire burns in the hills just north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, Calif., on Thursday, Jan 16, 2014. Southern California authorities have ordered the evacuation of homes at the edge of a fast-moving wildfire burning in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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A wildfire burns in the hills north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, California. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of houses at the edge of the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains 

A firefighter fights a forest fire at Ferreira de Aves, in Satao, Portugal on Friday. Some 247 firemen, using 67 land vehicles, and four airplanes, are trying to extinguish the fire.

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A firefighter fights a forest fire at Ferreira de Aves, in Satao, Portugal on Friday. Some 247 firemen, using 67 land vehicles and four airplanes, are trying to extinguish the fire.

Members of Civil Defense and forest Brigade of Riveira work at the site of a wildfire in Riveira, near La Coruna on August 28, 2013.

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Civil defence and forest brigade members at the site of a wildfire in Riveira, northwest Spain, on Wednesday.

A woman reacts after a wildfire in Paredes near Oliveira de Frades, central Portugal, on August 27, 2013.

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Firefighters and local residents struggle on Tuesday to tackle raging wildfires that have consumed large swathes of forest in Portugal and Spain and cost the lives of four emergency workers.

Local residents try to extinguish a wild...Local residents try to extinguish a wildfire at Fornelo do Monte near Vouzela, central Portugal, on August 21, 2013. Several hundred firefighters were tackling forest fires raging in the north and centre of the country, backed by two Spanish Canadair planes. Portugal, grappling with a number of wildfires, has sought help from Spain and France. Some 31,000 hectares have been lost to fire in Portugal this year. AFP PHOTO/ FRANCISCO LEONGFRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images

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Local residents try to extinguish a wildfire at Fornelo do Monte near Vouzela, Portugal, on Wednesday. Several hundred firefighters, backed by two Spanish Canadair planes, were tackling forest fires raging in the north and centre of the country. Portugal has sought help from Spain and France. Some 31,000 hectares have been lost to fire in Portugal this year 

Firefighter Jesus Acosta holds a candle during a vigil and memorial gathering at the Prescott High School in Prescott, Arizona on July 2, 2013. Acosta is a volunteer firefighter with the Ash Fork fire department, which is located in Yavapai County, Arizona. The Yarnell Hill fire, which killed all but one member of a 20-strong 'hotshot' team, was the biggest loss of firefighters' lives since the September 11 attacks, and the most from a US wildfire in 80 years.

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Firefighter Jesus Acosta holds a candle during a vigil and memorial gathering in Prescott, Arizona, US, for 19 colleagues who died in the Yarnell Hill fire, a wildfire caused by record heat and erratic winds. The victims were members of an elite “hotshot” unit and was the biggest loss of firefighters’ lives since the September 11 attacks and the most from a US wildfire in 80 years

A wildfire burns homes in the Glenn Ilah area near Yarnell, Ariz. on Sunday, June 30, 2013. An Arizona fire chief says the wildfire that killed 19 members of his crew near the town was moving fast and fueled by hot, dry conditions. The fire started with a lightning strike on Friday and spread to 2,000 acres on Sunday amid triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

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A wildfire burns homes in the Glenn Ilah area near Yarnell, Arizona in the US. An Arizona fire chief says the wildfire, which killed 19 members of his crew near the town, was moving fast, fueled by hot, dry conditions. 

Chris and Christine Walker watch the Black Forest Fire gain steam as it burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Chris and Christine Walker watch the Black Forest fire gain steam as it burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colorado