Hot weekend for Europe, officials warn of extreme fire risk
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BERLIN (AP) – People flocked to parks and pools across Western Europe on Saturday for a bit of respite from an early heat wave that saw the mercury rise above 40 C (104 F) in France and Spain, and highs of 38 C (100.4 F) in Germany.
Officials warned of wildfires across the western Mediterranean region as high temperatures and a long dry spell made for combustible conditions.