Corsica: Ajaccio Fires Start in the Back Country

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New fires have broken out in Corsica

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.

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.

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Nel tardo pomeriggio di Venerdì` 11 Agosto, Il fumo degli incendi Corsi e` arrivato su l’Isola d’Elba ed ha permeato l’isola fino alla costa Sud, evidentemente portato dal forte vento di NO. Dalla collina delle Solane il mare non era più`visibile intorno alle 7.00 PM e l’odore di fumo e bruciato era evidente.