Hundreds evacuated from path of wildfire in southern France

Authorities in Marseille say France’s second-largest city is now out of danger after high winds whipped blaze towards homes

Hundreds of people are still unable to return to their homes in Marseille, but authorities have said that wind-whipped fires are no longer threatening the southern French city.

At least two wildfires had been burning toward the Mediterranean port, forcing the airport to reroute incoming flights to make way for firefighting aircraft. With winds still high, authorities said on Thursday the danger was not over for some nearby towns, and roads in the area were closed.

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