Wildfires rage into night in Spain's Zamora region

STORY: Plumes of smoke billowed into the sky in the northern town of Tabara as resting firefighters looked on, Reuters footage showed.

Dozens of fires have erupted across Spain, scorching acres of land and forcing authorities to evacuate people from their homes.

Two deaths have been reported so far, including a firefighter in the northwestern province of Zamora.

More than 70,000 hectares (173,000 acres) have burnt in Spain so far this year, the worst year of the last decade, according to official data.

It comes as Spaniards endured more than a week of an intense heatwave, which has caused more than 510 heat-related deaths, according to estimates from the Carlos III Health Institute.

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