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Firefighters battle deadly Spain wildfire

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Firemen try to extinguish a fire near Figueres, northeastern Spain on July 23, 2012. The fire had been brought under control by Monday morning, but the main roads in the area remained closed.

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Firemen arrive to fight a fire next to a mobile home in Avinyonet de Puigventos village, near Figueres, on July 23, 2012.

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A car rides on a road close to the fire on July 23, 2012, near Figueres.

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Firefighters work to control the fire as the flames are seen near a building in La Jonquera, near the border with France, on July 22, 2012.

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A flock of 500 sheep burned by a wildfire in Darnius near La Junquera, close to the Spanish-French border, on July 23, 2012.

At least four people are dead and many more are left injured as wildfires sweep through popular tourist spots on the coast of Spain. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

The Associated Press reports — A French man and one of his three children died after they jumped along with his wife off a 164-foot cliff into the sea to flee a raging wildfire that forced them out of their car just as they were about to cross the Spanish border into France at the end of their vacation, officials said Monday.

Two other people were also killed by the weekend fires in northeastern Spain that have burned 35 square miles.

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The French mother and two children survived, as did about 150 more mostly French tourists who had to abandon their cars Sunday evening because of the wildfire, heading on foot down steep hillsides toward the beach in the border town of Portbou, said Deputy Mayor Elisabet Cortaba. Many suffered injuries ranging from broken bones to burns. Read the full story.

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