A heat wave continues to bear down on Europe - with high temperatures in Gremany. Meanwhile, wildfires are burning in Spain.
A fire raging east of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people. California's governor declared a state of emergency as 1,250 firefighters joined the effort to fight the uncontained inferno.
Wildfires on Madeira have prompted Portugal to ask for EU firefighting aircraft. The blaze has claimed three lives and gutted a hotel. On its mainland, Portugal is also fighting dozens of forest fires.
A forest fire on the Canaries' biosphere island of La Palma has killed a ranger, scorched 3,000 hectares, and forced evacuations of 2,300 residents. It's been blamed on a German visitor who burned soiled toilet paper.
Have wildfires increased globally over recent years? And if so, is global warming to blame? Research has illuminated this, along with what wildfires do to us and our environment, and which areas are most vulnerable.
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