A Canadair water bomber aircraft flies over a forest fire that broke out near Saint-Jean d'Illac, some 20km of Bordeaux, on July 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MEHDI FEDOUACH
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Water-bombers were called in Saturday to try to contain a forest fire burning on the western outskirts of Bordeaux that has prompted dozens of evacuations including from a psychiatric facility, authorities said.The fire, which broke out Friday afternoon and spread quickly thanks to 50 kilometers-per-hour (30 mph) winds, has now consumed nearly 370 hectares (900 acres) of pine forest and is just 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the city. Two water-bombers are working to contain the forest fire, with another two due to join during the day Saturday.
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