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

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Some 500 hectares of pine forest and scrubland, and a house burned, on Wednesday, in the Hérault in a fire. The fire caused the evacuation of 400 people.

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, and a house near the towns of Saint -Pons de Mauchiens and Villeveyrac (Hérault). The flames also need preventive evacuations.



Some 400 people were evacuated from the camping Borepo in Villeveyrac and certain dwellings located particularly in the area of the Valmagne Abbey. Half has been greeted in the hall of Villeveyrac, a commune in which a house burned. Meals were served and their beds have began to be installed.

It also burned in the Gard

In the evening, about 300 firefighters were involved in the fight against the disaster and two columns of reinforcements were expected from outside the department and seven Canadair bomber planes and two departments were mobilized.

Meanwhile, firefighters in the Gard region were involved at 2.30pm, tackling a wildfire in Beaucaire (Gard), in a residential area nearby. Twenty hectares have been burned and destroyed a car Wednesday night. One hundred firefighters, thirty vehicles and four Canadair aircraft are committed there. The action of Gard firefighters for now avoided that houses are affected and to limit the impact of the disaster on vegetation.

Around 7.45pm, the train traffic resumed on the SNCF Nimes-Tarascon, which had been cut in the afternoon to facilitate the work of rescue.

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