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Smoke clings to the forest as flames burn the forest near the highway in La Jonquera, Spain, near the border with France, Sunday, July 22, 2012. The regional officials said wildfires have burned almost 7,000 hectares (17.297 acres) of forest. (AP Photo/Josep Ribas)

Smoke clings to the forest as flames burn the forest near the highway in La Jonquera, Spain, near the border with France, Sunday, July 22, 2012. The regional officials said wildfires have burned almost 7,000 hectares (17.297 acres) of forest. (AP Photo/Josep Ribas)

Wildfire tears through Spain

A vacationing French family

of five jumped off a seaside cliff in a desperate attempt to escape a

raging wildfire, with the father and one of his children plummeting some

50 meters (165 feet) to their deaths, authorities said on July 23.