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Fires hit Galicia and California is still burning

First California, now Spain suffers from fire. Galicia, the home of Albarino, has been hit by fires started by arsonists who have killed 31 people in a spate of forest fires. The arsonists used combustible balloons to start fires throughout the region. Fuelled by winds from Hurricane Ophelia, the fire spread quickly, however rainfall earlier in the week extinguished many of the fires.

Meanwhile in California, a dozen large fires are still burning. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s latest summary, the Atlas Fire, near Napa, is seventy-seven per cent contained, and the Nuns Fire, east of Sonoma, is sixty-eight per cent contained. The death toll is now over 40.