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Forest fires singe Lebanon as Europe wilts under heat wave

The latest fire came during a record-breaking heat wave in Europe.
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A major forest fire started in Lebanon today. 

The blaze broke out in forested areas in the town of Qabaait in northern Lebanon’s Akkar governorate. The fire reached close to people’s homes and damaged pine trees and olive groves in the area. The fire had been thought extinguished last night but then returned today, the official National News Agency reported. 

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