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Bouches-du-Rhône: Fire “under control” but under “active surveillance”

In the Bouches-du-Rhône, the fire outbreaks are “controlled” with ongoing damping down announced the rescue operations on Thursday. However, they will remain under “active surveillance”. “In a context of severe drought the Situation was very afraid of the times.”

The fires were “under control” in the Bouches-du-Rhône and the situation is “somewhat favorable” in Bormes-les-Mimosas (Var) did was learned from the relief that nevertheless fear few “times “ fire in the Southeast due to drought and wind.

“We’re winning the game”

At Bormes, the fire that caused the evacuation of over 10 000 people on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday “is not completely fixed but we are winning the game” , said AFP Lieutenant Colonel Michaël Bernier Officer of civil security.



“The situation has evolved in the right direction but there are times associated with wind gusts” , he said. The fire burned 1500 ha of forest and scrub, mobilizing more than 550 firefighters, some stepped in other departments.

In the Bouches-du-Rhône, the three fires Carro, Peynier and a final that started the night still in Martigues, are “controlled” and ongoing flooding, said the SDIS AFP.

“Under active surveillance”

They remain “active surveillance” , a westerly wind up to 35 km / h is expected after the strong mistral from the north in recent days. “In a context of severe drought was very afraid of the times” , has he specified.

Firefighters should receive this morning the reinforcement of 80 men from the north of France.

In all, “more than 6,000 women and men” fought from the beginning of the week against the various fires that burned about 7000 hectares of vegetation in the South, according to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who visited Bormes-les-Mimosas Wednesday night .

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