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Killer wildfires around the world

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 15: Firefighters work to put out fire during a forest fire in Capelo, near Gois, Portugal, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Rafael

Portugal, 2017

On June 17, a massive wildfire broke out in the municipality of Pedrógão Grande that spread through central Portugal. In what has been described as the “greatest wildfire tragedy of recent years,”  more than 60 people were killed and several dozen injured. It is believed that a lightning strike started the fire.

© Rafael Marchante/Reuters
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