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Wildfires sweep through Madeira

17 August 2013 Last updated at 15:34 BST

Wildfires have been burning out of control on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Firefighters have been battling to control the flames which reached the outskirts of the capital Funchal on Friday night.

Ten homes were destroyed and a hospital had to be evacuated, according to reports.

Jane Bennett-Powell reports.

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