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Winds feed wildfire near Valencia, Spain

Heino Kalis / Reuters

A firefighter carries a hose next to burning trees during a wildfire in Carlet near Valencia, July 1. More than fifty thousand hectares had been burnt in wildfires in the Valencia region since Thursday, according to local media.

Alberto Saiz / AP

A helicopter tries to extinguish a wildfire in Altura, near Valencia, Spain, Monday, July 2. Over 1,000 firefighters are working in the regions of Valencia to put out the flames, but the task has been made more difficult due to strong winds and high temperatures of around 40 degrees celsius.

Biel Alino / EPA

A house surrounded on July 2 by burned-out woods in Yatova, Valencia, eastern Spain, after a heavy fire that devastated thousands of hectares of bush and forest. About 2,000 firefighters and soldiers were battling wildfires in the eastern Spanish regions of Valencia and Murcia, where the blaze has destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of vegetation. Media reports estimated the destroyed area at up to 45,000 hectares. Fourteen road links were severed. About 1,500 firefighters were using 45 aircraft or helicopters. Two people were detained on charges of sparking the fires by negligence when installing solar panels and burning stubble.

Biel Alino / EPA

Two destroyed bicycles in Yatova, Valencia, eastern Spain, on July 2, after a heavy fire that devastated thousands of hectares of bush and forest. About 2,000 firefighters and soldiers are battling wildfires in the eastern Spanish regions of Valencia and Murcia, where the blaze has destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of vegetation. Media reports estimated the destroyed area at up to 45,000 hectares. Fourteen road links were severed. About 1,500 firefighters were using 45 aircraft or helicopters. Two people were detained on charges of sparking the fires by negligence when installing solar panels and burning stubble.