Wildfire in south-west France destroys 550 hectares of pine forest

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A wildfire that has ravaged 550 hectares of pine forest west of Bordeaux on France's Atlantic coast was contained but still simmering this weekend.

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About 200 firefighters are battling a wildfire that has ravaged about 550 hectares (1360 acres) of pine forest near a resort popular with surfers on France's Atlantic coast.