FIRES: The fires in Corsica are losing progression towards housing …
New fires are reported by Corse Matin in the back countryof Ajaccio, Appietto in Corsica. The emergency services were on site to try to control them quickly.
— Corse-Matin 📰 (@Corse_Matin) August 2, 2017
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The Isle is placed in orange alert for heatwave since Wednesday morning, and several massive areas are prohibited to hikers. The lowest temperatures exceed 30 ° C, and mostly we are seeing above 40 ° C the day before.
Several minor fires occurred late on Tuesday afternoon in the Bouches-du-Rhone, Istres and Aix-en-Provence and in the Alpes-Maritimes (near Grasse), which burned about 100 hectares before be tackled and brought under control by firefighters.