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Raging Forest Fire Destroys 600 Hectares in Southern France: A Warning to Protect Lives and Property

BySamantha Jones

Jun 11, 2024
The South of France experiences its first major forest fire of the year

A forest fire in southern France has already destroyed 600 hectares of land on Tuesday, marking the first major fire of the year in our region. Fortunately, there were no casualties reported as a result of the fire. By 8 p.m., the fire had spread over an area equivalent to the size of Gibraltar. The flames were slowly moving along the ridges, according to the prefect of Var, Philippe Mahé.

The fire initially broke out in Vidauban around 3 p.m., quickly spreading due to strong winds in the area. More than two hundred firefighters were deployed to combat the fire, along with three fire-fighting aircraft and a helicopter. Additionally, hundreds of firefighters from other departments were expected to arrive to provide support. As a precautionary measure, four villages were evacuated and two major roads were closed to prevent further damage.

Following a particularly wet month of March, the region experienced less rainfall than usual in April and May, leading to concerns about soil dehydration as summer weather approached. The prefecture had warned at the end of May about the potential risks associated with soil dehydration in the region.

It is worth mentioning that in August 2021, a devastating fire destroyed 7,000 hectares near Saint-Tropez, resulting in the deaths of two individuals and the evacuation of ten thousand others. Such incidents serve as a reminder of the importance of proper fire prevention and response measures to protect lives and property

By Samantha Jones

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