High Fire Risk in Bouches-du-Rhône, Gard and Corsica this Weekend

The prefectures of Bouches-du-Rhône, Gard and Corsica predict a high fire risk all weekend while high winds are expected, in a context of persistent drought. In the Bouches-du-Rhône, where wind gusts up to 100 km/h are expected from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, the prefecture has issued an exceptional prohibition order burning until to November …

Fire in the Var: Hyères Neighborhood Evacuated, Firefighter Injured

A forest fire broke virulent Saturday night between Hyères and La Londe-les-Maures (Var), covering some 330 hectares near urban areas and destroying a house, did was learned from the prefecture. The fire, described as “very virulent” and “very violent” by the chief of the prefecture of the Var, Emmanuel Cayron, expained at 10pm in Hyères and has spread to …

Bouches-du-Rhône: Fire Broke Out around Aubagne, Residents Confined to their Homes

The south of France continues to be ravaged by fires. Saturday afternoon around Aubagne (Bouches-du-Rhône) a new forest fire broke out. Significant rescue equipment have been mobilized. Residents were forced to be confined to their homes, others were evacuated. At 20:30, 150 hectares have been ravaged by the flames, according to the CODIS, the Operational Center Fire and rescue …

Nice: The Yacht on Fire Sank

FIRE: The 40 metre yacht, “If Only” that caught fire early Thursday afternoon sank during the night … The yacht of 40 meters, the “If Only”, which was on fire off from the airport in Nice since early Thursday afternoon, finally sank to 9:50 p.m.. It was located 6 kilometers south of the airport and lies about 650 meters deep. …

Near Quimper: 63,000 Chickens Perish in Fire

The fire broke out around 1.30pm in an 13,000m² industrial henhouse in Coray Avenue, in Ergué-Gabéric near Quimper (Finistere). A thick plume of smoke rises in the east of Quimper. Around 1.30pm, a fire broke out in an industrial coop, Route Coray in Ergué-Gabéric (Finistère). This is the company Michel Leroux. pic.twitter.com/SIKKuBRKNx — Le quéau yann (@Yannarkeo) August 11, …

Fire in the Hérault: 500 Hectares Burned and 400 People Evacuated

Some 500 hectares of pine forest and scrubland, and a house burned on Wednesday, near the towns of Saint-Pons-de-Mauchiens and Villeveyrac in the Hérault in a fire. The fire caused the evacuation of 400 people. The fire broke out around 3pm, before being “contained” at around 8.30pm. A fire ravaged this Wednesday, some 500 hectares of pine forest and scrubland, …