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Thousands of firefighters continued to battle a string of wildfires across Portugal, Spain, and southern France yesterday. Across the three countries, at least 25,000 acres have been consumed, with more than 7,000 people forced to evacuate. 

The fires come as a heatwave has settled across the region for the second time in as many months. Triple-digit temperatures are expected across both Spain and Portugal today, with some areas passing 110 degrees Fahrenheit. In Italy, officials declared a state of emergency, while the conditions prompted France to ban fireworks during today’s Bastille Day celebrations over a fear of sparking fires. High temperatures along the Iberian Peninsula are expected to last through the weekend.

Some forecasts have pegged the heatwave as one of Europe’s most severe in more than two centuries. In 2003, a summerlong heatwave was linked to at least 30,000 deaths.