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The flames' brightness of a wildfire close to Monchique, in the Portuguese Algarve, is seen on the sky on August 4, 2018. A village in a tourist area in southern Portugal was evacuated as more than 400 firefighters tackled a forest fire, emergency services said. With Europe still on high alert during a record-breaking and deadly heatwave, Portugal has seen the mercury reach almost 46 degrees Celcius -- with more hot days to come. CARLOS COSTA / AFP

Europe sizzles in heatwave as wildfire hits Portugal

Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave on Sunday, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, nuclear plants closing and even threatening the Netherlands' supply of fries, although some countries experienced a slight respite.

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