Firefighters battle wildfires in Albania

STORY: Villagers came to the help of firefighters to confine the spread of numerous blazes in the area.

Some carried hoses and removed beehives as flames neared their fields and houses.

Like other European nations, Albania experienced a scorching heatwave in recent weeks.

With human-caused climate change triggering droughts, the number of extreme wildfires was expected to increase 30% within the next 28 years, according to a February 2022 U.N. report.

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