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A punishing heat wave fueling ferocious wildfires in western Europe pushed temperatures in Britain over 40 degrees Celsius for the first time on Tuesday, while regional heat records tumbled elsewhere.

Grassland fires erupted on the edge of London, with one forcing the evacuation of 14 people as farm buildings, houses and garages were consumed by the flames.

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