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Blaze contained in southern France but 4 firefighters hurt


PARIS (AP) — French firefighters say a weekend wildfire in the southern Gard region that injured four firefighters has now been contained. Firefighter spokesman Col. Eric Agrinier told French media on Monday that 370 hectares (915 acres) were burned and two homes affected by the flames. But he highlighted that “dozens and dozens of houses were preserved and (we saw) a human toll of zero casualties among civilians.” The fire was contained overnight Sunday. Some 400 firefighters were monitoring the blaze Monday. France is set to face another heat wave, and several regions have been put on alert for possible wildfires.

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