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What's Behind Europe's Spate of Deadly Wildfires?

A local resident fights a forest fire with a shovel during a wildfire in Tabara, north-west Spain, July 19, 2022. (Photographer: Bernat Armangue/AP)

A local resident fights a forest fire with a shovel during a wildfire in Tabara, north-west Spain, July 19, 2022. (Photographer: Bernat Armangue/AP)

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Lisbon, Portugal (AP) -- Major wildfires in Europe are starting earlier in the year, becoming more frequent, doing more damage and getting harder to stop.

And, scientists say, they’re probably going to get worse as climate change intensifies unless countermeasures are taken.