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.
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.