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Cigarettes blamed for raging fires in Spain

[link: http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/530175/fires-in-emporda-kill-four]

This Smoke Alarm is quite literal. At least four people have been killed in the Pyrenees as two wildfires blamed on lit cigarettes being tossed from a car burn out of control. The fires have already destroyed tens of thousands of acres and are still spreading, causing widespread evacuations and travel disruptions. The fires moved so fast that some people were forced to abandon their cars and flee on foot, or jump into the Mediterranean to escape the flames.

In the U.S., cigarettes are the number one cause of fire-related deaths, killing nearly 1000 people a year.

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