France: More than 900 firefighters battle ‘massive’ wildfire

More than 900 firefighters are battling 'giant' wildfires in southern France.

The blaze broke out late Thursday in the southern part of the country

More than 900 firefighters are deployed in southern France to contain wildfires.

The fire, which started in the southern Gard region last Thursday, destroyed 1,500 hectares of land in the first 24 hours.

The fire, described by emergency responders as ‘mega-fire’, was first reported near the village of Bordezak, forcing people to evacuate from nearby Bessage and other neighborhoods.

About 55 miles (55 km) north of Montpellier and on the Mediterranean coast, about 100 people have to sit in restaurants and restaurants, according to the local manager.

“I was getting a room for people and all the holiday homes were doing the same thing,” said Regin Marchend, manager of a restaurant near Awjak.

We made pasta, people left quickly without bringing anything, but they were waiting for their spirit, there was a good atmosphere.

Firefighters opened fire in 12 helicopters and two helicopters.

Yesterday, houses were not in danger, only a garage and a small hut were damaged, but there were warnings that the fire could not be controlled until the weekend.

A.D.  On July 7, 2022, firefighters spray water to quench a wildfire near the southern French city of Bessie.

Thirteen firefighters were injured in the blaze (Photo: Silvan Thomas / AFP by Getty)

A.D.  On July 7, 2022, firefighters were stationed in the southern French town of Bessage.

Firefighters backed water jets from the sky (Photo: Silvan Thomas)

This fire is far from being made. Eric Agrinier, a senior member of the Fire Service, said there are fronts that we have not tested and are moving freely in hard-to-reach areas.

He later added that the fire would not be controlled until Sunday due to bad weather.

Southeast France has experienced a drought this year, which could increase the risk of fires.

Last month, unprecedented temperatures engulfed 600 acres[600 ha]in an artillery training camp near the Mediterranean port city of Marseille.

A.D.  During the night between July 7, 2022 and July 8, 2022, images showed a wildfire near Beseges in southern France.  - The fire destroyed 630 hectares of forest starting July 7, 2022 (Photo by Silvan Thomas / AFP)

There are fears the fire may not be completely out of control by Sunday (picture by Silvan Thomas)

Firefighters in the Bouches-du-Rhone region were called in for 35 epidemics on Thursday, most of them close to residential areas.

Four houses were destroyed near the southern city of Aries and 250 firefighters were called in to clean up the Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts.

Although many fires broke out in southern France on Thursday, most were extinguished the night before.

Firefighters up to 50 miles[50 km]an hour have set fire to dry trees, threatening thousands of hectares of forested land, the fire department said.

Lieutenant Colonel Agrinier said that wind was the ‘worst enemy’.

The Gard Regional Fire Service said 13 firefighters were slightly injured in the blaze.

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