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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

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