On Sunday, new forest fires broke out in France, in particular, in Garde – in a forest of pines and oak forests, another fire continues in Bouches-du-Rhone.
This is reported France inforeports Ukrinform.
It is noted that the fire, which broke out in the afternoon along the departmental road, had already destroyed 350 hectares of pine forest in Garda by evening. The development of the fire is “unfavorable” due to strong winds and drought, firefighters say.
Partial blocking of traffic on the A9 motorway is reported, as well as the evacuation of people from villages located near the fire. The equestrian base was also evacuated.
This Sunday, the department went on ‘extreme’ vigilance for the risk of fire, as well as an ‘orange’ alert for the heat wave.
In addition, a major fire is reported in Bouches-du-Rhone, which broke out around 4:00 pm on Sunday on the A7 motorway due to a broken down car, causing the area to lose power and communications lines.
While fighting fires in Garda, four firefighters were injured, including one seriously, he was taken by helicopter to a nearby university hospital center.
As Ukrinform reported, now in France Because of the heat declared “orange” alert level in a number of departments.