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Thousands flee Spain wildfires

The death toll has risen to four in forest fires raging in Spain's north-eastern Catalonia region.

Smoke from the fires has reached parts of Barcelona, Spanish media report.

Hundreds of firefighters have been deployed, including in Portbou, where footage shows crews struggling to control flames fanned by 90km/h (56mph) gusts of wind.

About 20 people have been injured fleeing the blazes, with residents in La Jonquera describing being forced to leave their homes.

  • 23 Jul 2012
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