One Hectare of Forest on Fire in Saint-Pierre-sur-Orthe

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A Hectare of a forest at Saint Pierre sur Orthe took three hours for firefighters to extinguish

A major forest fire broke out on Wednesday 17th August at Saint-Pierre-sur-Orthe.  A section of a forest of one hectare caught fire.

A fire started on Wednesday 17th August at Saint-Pierre-sur-Orthe, at a place called the Aulnays. Dry Underbrush was hit. Firefighters who were quickly on site, took three hours to extinguish the fire.

A still smouldering trunk had to be cut down.  A councillor came armed with his chainsaw to cut it down. 

The man who accidentally caused the fire, suffered burns. He was taken to hospital at Alençon.

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