Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Huge fires in south east

La Bastidonne, Vaucluse 24th July. Photo J-P Petit/AFP
Pompiers have been battling with fires in several departments in the south east as well as Corsica.
800 hectares were ravaged around the town of La Bastidonne in Vaucluse and 4 pompiers were injured in the Var. More than 200 homes were evacuated during the various emergencies and pompiers continue to try to keep the fires in check.
The fire chief in Bouches du Rhone called on all residents and tourists to adopt a more responsible attitude regarding cigarettes, barbecues, camp fires and even forestry work, all of which present risks. And of course there are always deliberate fire-setters to be deplored.
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