Forest inferno kills two firefighters in Spain

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A forest fire in Spain's northwestern Galicia region killed two firefighters overnight, authorities said Friday.

The cause of the blaze near the town of Fornelos de Montes and the circumstances of the firemen's death were not immediately known.

The fire was being brought under control Friday morning.

Pontevedra province, where the incident occurred, is close to the Portuguese border where several wildfires were raging Thursday.

© 2010 AFP

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