Devastating wildfire spreads in France mountains

 Wednesday, August 10, 2022 


Paris witnessed one of the deadliest wildfires in its history. More than a week ago the wildfires have started to spread across the country. This time the wildfire has covered southeastern France, which is primarily a mountainous area.

This wildfire started on Friday and does not seem to stop anytime soon. Three firefighters are already injured and 180 hectares have land burned. French daily newspaper Le Figaro reported this on Tuesday.

Heat in France has been exceptionally difficult to handle. A country which recognises 16C to be summer has been bearing over 40C for weeks now. 240 firefighters have been trying to control the situation for a long time. Local authorities have stated that the fires are likely to spread in the downhill homes.

As these are happening, 140 kilometres away in the mountains of Chartreuse in the Isere department. Wildfire has broken in the face of dangerous events. Local media reported that 130 hectares of land have been burned. Three of the 380 firefighters have been injured. There has also been an aerial fire brigade to control the situation.

The wildfires are not stable the reproduction of the fire can be noticed in several random areas. 170 people have been evacuated from the place and more rods are likely to be blocked.

There is more wildfire news. In the departments of Aveyron and Lozere that broke out on Monday evening. The fire has burned more than 700 hectares of land. More than 3,000 people had to be evacuated. Le Figaro reported that 600 firefighters were deployed on Tuesday morning.

European Forest Information System reported that 47000 hectares of land have been burned by wildfires in France from the beginning of the year.

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