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Portugal struggles with deadly wildfires

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>> This is Madeira ablaze. The island, normally a top tourist spot for Portugal, now struggling to contain a wildfire that has engulfed over 200 buildings in its largest city, 1 of 200 other blazes raging across the country that have killed at least 4. On Madeira, a thousand have been evacuated, many tourists, who crowded the airport.
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This woman from Germany said the fire came right up to her hotel.>> Everywhere were people with masks, and they were crying and they had pets under their arms and running down to the harbor. It was crazy.>> Portugal's prime minister vows to rebuild the resort town. Summer forest fires are common in Portugal, but high temperatures and strong winds have complicated efforts to contain them this year.
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Authorities say the blaze on Madeira is dying down, but they still have much to do on this island and the mainland.