Wildfire warning: Heatwave death toll as high as up to 760 – and farms at risk

Independent: Farmers will be on high-alert this weekend as the heatwave threatens to unleash a wave of fires that could ruin crops across the country, a senior Met Office scientist has warned. As Britain clocked up its sixth consecutive day of plus-30C temperatures - with the thermometer peaking at 30.4C – soon-to-be harvested crops such as wheat and winter barley are looking particularly vulnerable to fire, said Karl Kitchen, the Met Office scientist with responsibility for wildfires. He issued his crop-fire......

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