Around 2000 firefighters are battling out-of-control wildfires in Provence in the south of France which broke out on Wednesday. Four firemen have been injured, three of them seriously. More than 10,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the Rhone river delta area.
At least three people have been killed and about 1,000 evacuated after wildfires engulfed parts of Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira. One person is still reported missing and two others seriously hurt, while more than 300 people were treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns. The blaze has destroyed around 40 homes including a five-star hotel in the hills above the city.