The fire alert risk warning for vegetation goes to extreme level in the Loire-Atlantique for Tuesday 18th July, due to the drought. Today, Monday 17th July was already in the red.
In a tweet, the county fire service and emergency Loire-Atlantique (SDIS 44) indicates that this Tuesday, July 18, “ the Loire Atlantique passes extreme fire risk level.”
— SDIS44 (@SDIS44) July 17, 2017
“Vegetation fire risk is always strong in the summer but with the drought, it is even more important, amplified by the wind” , explained the fire department.
Between Sunday and Monday, firefighters have multiplied interventions on wildfires in the department. On Monday afternoon yet, they intervened in Ligné, near Ancenis for a wildfire.