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A scorched south-western France braces itself for fires to come

A view shows a forest parcel from which trees burned by the last summer's wildfires have been removed, in Landiras, in the Gironde region, France, March 20, 2023. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Hostens, France Reuters As France frets about an extended drought and prospects for more wildfires in another long summer, one blaze that erupted eight months ago in the south-west of the country still smoulders away underground. Columns of white, acrid smoke rise from a forest floor outside the town of Hostens in the Gironde region, […]