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CALAIS, France (AP) — Large portions of the makeshift refugee camp known as "the jungle" went up in flames Wednesday, as departing migrants set fire to shelters and tents before police moved in to relocate them out of northern France.
By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Migrants at the "Jungle" camp in Calais set more tents and shelters ablaze on Wednesday and an explosion rocked the site, while others queued to be resettled around France by officials clearing the camp. Regional prefect Fabienne Buccio said camp clearing, which began on Monday, could be completed by the end of the day, BFMTV reported. "The operation will continue today to remove the empty shelters and to avoid them being set fire to again," a local government spokesman told France Info radio as dawn broke to reveal the smoldering remains of what had once been one of the camp's main thoroughfares.