Forest fires are now ravaging southern France and Morocco

And in southern France, thousands of people were evacuated in the Var region from Monday night until Tuesday. Heavy fires also broke out in northern Morocco. Firefighters are trying to control the fire for three days.

Several thousand people, including tourists staying at camp sites, were evacuated at night from Monday to Tuesday in the French Var region due to a forest fire that has been burning there since Monday. A firefighting spokesman said. “There were no injuries,” he added. There are also fires elsewhere in southern France.

“All support to the 650 firefighters deployed to protect the population tonight,” French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin wrote on Twitter on Monday evening.

About 430 firefighters were mobilized for a single fire in Gonfaron, in the mountains near Saint-Tropez. The civil defense said firefighting planes supported them until dark. According to BFMTV, the fire was ignited by high winds and has already destroyed about 2,800 hectares. Many rural roads have been closed.

The Marseille Fire Department had earlier tweeted that about 100 firefighters and 40 vehicles had been sent to a blaze in a mountainous area outside the city. Since this was an uninhabited area, there was no immediate danger to the residents.

A firefighter in Var.
Photo: BELGAIMAGE

Burning 725 hectares of forest in Morocco

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There are also severe fires in northern Morocco. The fire brigade has been trying to control the fires since Saturday. Local authorities reported that more than 700 hectares of forest have already been destroyed.

More than 500 people, including firefighters and soldiers, are still on their way to mobilize to put an end to these fires, according to the official Moroccan News Agency.

About 725 hectares of forest were burned near the tourist city of Chefchaouen, also known as the Blue City.

Forest fires are now ravaging southern France and Morocco
Photo: AFP

According to AFP journalists on the spot, the fires were extinguished or under control on Monday. An investigation was launched to find out the cause of the fire. There were no deaths.

countries around The Mediterranean Sea It has been hit by several fires in the past two weeks – especially in GreeceAnd Turkey in a AlgeriaMore than 90 people have been killed or missing in the fires since last Monday. Global warming increases the risks of heat waves and droughts, and hence fires.

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