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Forest burns in Switzerland after fire starts in car repair shop

Adrian Streun / Reuters

A forest fire is seen next to the southwestern village of Visp April 26, 2011, following a warm winter, combined with unusually high temperatures and no rain over the last month, the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss reported.

Jean-christophe Bott / EPA

Smoke rises from a forest wildfire in Visp, southern Switzerland, 26 April 2011. The fire broke out in a car body company leaping over to the nearby forest. Fire brigades from different adjoining villages fight the fire, which is not yet under control, with the help of helicopters.

Denis Balibouse / Reuters

A fireman sprays water in a burned car body repair workshop next to the southwestern village of Visp April 26, 2011. On Tuesday afternoon a fire erupted in the workshop and later spread to the nearby forest, local police reported.

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Here's an article in a Swiss blog about recent fires in Switzerland.