Forest fires in southern France not controlled after all, 1,000 people evacuated as a precaution abroad

ModernizationAbout a thousand people have been evacuated in southern France due to wildfires that have reduced an additional 500 hectares of nature to ash. Evacuations took place in Aveyron County, where, according to local authorities, a total of 1,260 hectares of nature has already been lost. The wildfires in the Gironde and Brittany provinces seem to have been contained.

The fire in Aveyron appeared to have been brought under control six days later on Saturday. So about 3,000 evacuees were allowed to return. But now that the fires are so blazing, people from Mostuéjouls, among others, have been moved to safety as a precaution. There are no injuries.

At about 1 am, reinforcements from various departments arrived to fight the fire. Meanwhile, there are about 600 firefighters and women at work.

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A resident of nearby Loser County has been under investigation since Wednesday for accidentally causing the fire in the Aveyron and Lozer border area. A metal part of his trailer could have hit the road, causing sparks.

This summer, France is experiencing a severe drought and a series of heat waves. Due to several wildfires this year, more nature has been lost than in previous years.

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Gironde

In the southwestern section Gironde The main forest fire that broke out five days ago near Landeras, south of Bordeaux, has been brought under control. The fire destroyed a total of 7,400 hectares of forest. About 8,000 people were allowed to go home on Sunday afternoon. The rain and the lack of wind helped tame the fire.

However, the fact that the fire is under control does not mean that it has been extinguished, the fire department warns. Not safe in the woods yet. A local official also warned that “the battle is not over” because the fire could catch on.

Brittany

Also fire in Brocéliande forest in Brittany It is no longer expanding. During the night, the flames were still terrifying. The Morbihan county government said about 180 firefighters were still at the site for observation.

According to the government, the rainfall has helped the firefighting activities, but it is not possible to estimate how the situation will develop in the coming hours. The fire is now contained. About 400 hectares have completely caught fire and there is a damaged area of ​​630 hectares.

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