Officials in France warn of wildfire risks as extreme heat spreads throughout the country

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Intense heat as well dry and windy conditions has prompted French officials to warn of wildfire risks.

Approximately 30% of the country’s fire departments are on high alert as temperatures are to reach 40C.

Driving restrictions have been imposed in Paris to limit ozone pollution.

Prime Minister Jean Castex stated that “The heatwave requires the state to be vigilant, and everyone to be cautious,”.

Yesterday, a dramatic wildfire broke out in the Chiberta forest park at Anglet in Southwest France.

The blaze was brought under control earlier today but over a dozen homes were destroyed and over 100 people were forced to evacuate.