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MADRID - Forest fires still raging across southern and eastern Spain have killed 13 people in two days and forced tens of thousands from their homes on the Mediterranean coast. Eighteen were seriously injured and authorities estimate the flames have destroyed 247,100 acres of woodland, more than in the whole of last year. Among the dead were two firefighters killed in Andalusia when their truck exploded because of the heat. Reuter