Europe's heatwave burns on, but eases from record highs


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  • Sunday, 30 Jun 2019

People sunbath at a beach by the Baltic Sea in Timmendorfer Strand, Germany, June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) - A four-day heatwave across western Europe that killed seven people began to ease slightly on Sunday, as temperature alerts were cut back and wildfires slowly brought under control.

Most of the fires that had broken out Spain in recent days were stabilised, but firefighters were struggling to control a blaze in the central provinces of Toledo and Madrid that had burned more than 20 sq km (8 sq miles) since Friday.

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