Record temperatures: new forest fires raging in France

Status: 09/13/2022 1:38 PM

New forest fires spread in southwestern France. More than 1,000 hectares of forest have already been destroyed. Record temperatures around 40°C prevail in the region in mid-September.

New forest fires have spread in southwestern France since Monday. Authorities said the flames destroyed more than 1,000 hectares of forest.

Maximum temperature in mid-September

More than 500 people were forced to leave their homes in Gironde county on the Atlantic coast when a small fire spread south of Bordeaux.

High winds prevented the firefighters from being extinguished. It also uses two firefighting planes and a helicopter.

Firefighters try to put out a forest fire near the village of Somos.

Photo: dpa

September with record temperatures

In southwestern France, record temperatures prevail in mid-September. Hot air from Morocco pushed the thermometer in the Land Department to 39.1 degrees Celsius. According to the Weather Service, this is a high for September.

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