Several wildfires out of control in the south of France

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French officials said homes had been destroyed in the towns of Vitrolles, about 25km (15 miles) north of Marseille, and nearby Pennes-Mirabeau. More than 10,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the Rhone river delta area. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve  told that 1,800 firefighters make efforts to keep the flames out of Marseille, the third-largest city in France and capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.  It’s a hard battle and Four firemen have been injured, three of them seriously. At least two other  people were reported injured, one of them seriously, In the Canary Islands, a helicopter fighting a massive wildfire has crashed.  Provence Airport was closed for a period, but it had reopened Wednesday night.

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