Rebekah Vardy thanks firefighters amid 'very scary' wildfires

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Rebekah Vardy has thanked firefighters. (Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment)
Rebekah Vardy has thanked firefighters. (Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment)

Rebekah Vardy has thanked firefighters for 'risking their lives' after her family was apparently caught up in the 'very scary' wildfires in Europe.

Blazes have been breaking out in countries including Portugal, France and Spain amid scorching weather.

Vardy is on holiday with her family, although she has not said where, and shared a video of a helicopter flying overheard carrying what appeared to be water.

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The 40-year-old also posted a message on her Instagram Story saying how grateful she was to those tackling the fires.

The star said it was 'very scary'. (Rebekah Vardy Instagram)
The star said it was 'very scary'. (Rebekah Vardy Instagram)

Her message was in Portuguese, and said: "Waking up very grateful to the fire department that works tirelessly risking their lives to save ours.

"Thank you, thinking of everyone. Very scary."

Vardy is on holiday with her five children, but her footballer husband is thought to be in the UK because of training.

National Republican Guard firefighters put out a forest fire in the village of Rebolo, near Ansiao central Portugal, Thursday, July 14, 2022. Thousands of firefighters in Portugal have been battling fires all over the country that forced the evacuation of dozens of people from their homes. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Fires have broken out in Europe. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

The Sun reported that the star is preparing to come home because of the wildfires.

The paper quoted a source as saying that some of Vardy's neighbours had already been evacuated.

Former Dragons' Den investor Duncan Bannatyne also revealed he had to flee his mansion in the Algarve due to wildfires this week.

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The 73-year-old businessman shared a video of the raging fire to his Twitter page, describing the situation as a "terrible day" for those in the area.

Vardy had headed off on holiday weeks after she was in court for the high profile 'Wagatha Christie' trial, which had the nation gripped.

Jamie Vardy and Rebekah Vardy attending Pride of Sport Awards, Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Rebekah Vardy is married to footballer Jamie Vardy. (PA)

She took action against Coleen Rooney, the wife of footy star Wayne Rooney, for libel after being accused of leaking information to the media.

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The case was in court in May but so far there has not been a verdict.

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