16 houses destroyed in Belin-Béliet, evacuation of around 2,000 people underway


8:55 am: The fire in Gironde heads towards the A63 motorway

The Gironde prefecture reports that “the front of the fire is heading towards the A63 (Highway direction Bayonne-Bordeaux).

the manager of the motorway does not notice any hindrance to visibility, but a lowering of the speed to 90 km/h and a reduction to two traffic lanes out of three in the Bayonne-Bordeaux direction have been decided.

Depending on the evolution of the fire, a shutdown of the highway is planned.

8:30 am: 16 houses destroyed in Belin-Béliet in Gironde

According to BFMTV, 16 houses located in the town of Bélin-Béliet, near Hostens, in Gironde, were burned in the fire which is progressing very quickly.

An evacuation operation of around 2,000 people is underway.

8 a.m.: “ It’s the apocalypse » : 6 000 hectares already gone up in smoke in Gironde

Firefighters inform this Wednesday morning that the fire in the communes of Hostens, Saint-Magne and Cabanac-et-Villagrains, in Gironde, has already burned 6,000 hectares including 200 in the Landes in a few hours.

Two firefighters were injured overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday.

The authorities consider the situation “very very unfavorable” in the Hostens sector because of the shifting winds.

It’s the apocalypse

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7:50 am: The fire in Maine-et-Loire not fixed

The fire which started Monday in the forest of Pugle (Maine-et-Loire) and which has already burned around 600 hectares is not fixed. 500 hectares of vegetation are threatened. Maine-et-Loire SDIS general controller Jean-Philippe Rivière said that “all the sensitive points are held” but that the fire “continues to progress towards the south”.

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7:45 am: “The Hostens fire near Landiras affected the Landes”

The mayor of Biganos in Gironde indicated this Wednesday morning that the fire started from Gironde on Tuesday evening, in Hostens, near Landiras, has affected the Landes department further south in recent hours. “We are expecting a difficult day,” he said.




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7:30 am: The Voreppe fire in Isère is no longer progressing

Tuesday, which promised to be crucial, confirmed, despite the heat and wind, that the Voreppe fire was losing speed. No major recovery was recorded. More than 100 hectares of vegetation burned.

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6:40 am: The fire is not fixed in Aveyron but it is no longer progressing

The fire which burned more than 700 hectares of vegetation in Aveyron has stopped progressing without being brought under control. The evolution of the fire remains uncertain due to the wind. Part of the fire, located on rock bars, was still inaccessible to firefighters.

The fire started on the Sauveterre plateau because of an agricultural machine whose metallic element scraped the very hot tar of the road, causing sparks. In a context of great drought, part of a departmental road near Massegros, 60 kilometers east of Rodez, caught fire.

6:35 am: The fire resumes near Landiras in Gironde

Repeat fires from the gigantic Landiras fire in July ravaged 1,000 ha of pines on Tuesday evening, near Hostens, requiring the preventive evacuation of 3,500 people from this forest sector.

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6:30 am: Gérald Darmanin expected this Wednesday in Aveyron

The Minister of the Interior is expected this Wednesday at the scene of the fire in Aveyron. The fire had started on the Sauveterre plateau because of an agricultural machine whose metallic element scraped the very hot tar of the road, causing sparks. In a context of great drought, part of a departmental road near Massegros, 60 kilometers east of Rodez, caught fire, according to firefighters.

6:25 am: Forest fires already historic

With more than 47,000 hectares burned since the start of the year, France experienced a record number of burned areas in July, according to the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS), which has kept comparable statistics since 2006. .

Tuesday’s events

  • In the Drôme, the forest and vegetation fire which broke out on Friday evening continued to progress. It ravaged 225 hectares and injured three firefighters.
  • In Isère, a fire was brought under control after covering a hundred hectares in the foothills of the Chartreuse.
  • In Gironde, 1,000 hectares of pines were burned and 3,500 people evacuated after renewed fires near Landiras.
  • In Aveyron, more than 3,000 people were evacuated in the face of the progression of a fire that ravaged at least 700 hectares of vegetation, without causing any injuries.

6:15 a.m .: Hello and welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the forest fires that are raging in France.


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