Algeria firefighters continue to battle 35 wildfires

The emergency services in Algeria are continuing to battle around 35 wildfires raging in a number of provinces.

But the authorities say three-quarters of the 100 or so that were burning on Thursday have now been extinguished.

More than 70 people have been killed in the blazes that began breaking out on Monday.

Algeria is enduring heatwave conditions at a time of year when it’s prone to forest fires.

But senior officials have repeatedly blamed arsonists for much of the devastation. More than 20 arrests have been made.

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