Police evacuate Swiss mountain villages as wildfires spread – video


Swiss police ordered the evacuation of several mountain villages in the canton of Valais on Monday as a forest fire spread, which was still burning the next day. ‘The fire is spreading towards Ried-Mörel-Riederhorn,’ police tweeted, saying they would evacuate the Ried-Mörel village, near the town of Brig, close to the Italian border. Police later said three other villages were to be evacuated and warned of rockfalls. The area is affected by the Mediterranean heatwave hitting southern Europe, with temperatures forecast to exceed 30C in parts of Valais this week

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