துலோன் – Thousands of residents and tourists have saved themselves from widespread wildfires in southern France. It was reported Tuesday afternoon in Dulong province that the fire had not yet been brought under control, although the declining winds had eased the work of the fire brigade. The midnight heat again triggered some fires and no one has yet been able to return to the shelter. Up to 900 firefighters and 120 police officers and several firefighters and helicopters were in operation. Twelve camps in the area were evacuated as a precaution and numerous roads were closed inland in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
Six firefighters were injured during the operation, citing information from BFMTV broadcaster officials, who said about 20 people were inhaling light smoke. According to the province, about 5000 hectares of land has already been burnt. President Emmanuel Macron and Home Secretary Gerald Durman wanted to visit the affected area on Tuesday. There was a heat wave and a severe drought before the fire. The fire was spread by strong winds. The fire spread to a distance of 22 kilometers in the area since the fire broke out, according to the local fire department.
Another fire broke out near the wine village of Pomus de Venice in the Provence-Alps-Cte d’Azur region. 320 firefighters and an aircraft and a helicopter were used in the firefighting operation. 130 people were brought to safety, including 13 tourists from Belgium and one from Germany. So that no harm is done to the people and the flames can be prevented from spreading to the buildings.