Flames devastated the forest in Saint-Magny, south of Bordeaux, on August 10, 2022.
Fires – A long plume of gray smoke leaves from southern Bordeaux and extends towards the Pacific Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. The flames currently engulfing the Landeras sector, where the July fire has resumed and has already consumed more than 6000 hectares of forest, can be seen from space, as shown in a satellite image published by Météo-France on Wednesday, August 10.
In a press release published this Wednesday at 4 p.m., Gironde prefecture said 8,000 people had been evacuated and received at surrounding centers to avoid the flames and smoke. “No wounded, we should regret it.”, she adds. Hostens, Saint-Magne and Belin-Béliet sectors were affected.
The ongoing fire in #Gironde is clearly visible on today’s satellite images. Her column is scattered… https://t.co/5vpsVCXHNu
– Meteo-France (meteofrance)
In addition, due to concerns about visibility on the road, several sections were closed to traffic. These include in particular ‘A63 motorway between A660 (Arcachon – 33) and exit 9 (Saint-Geours-de-Maremne – 40)’closed in both directions, writes conservative.
40 fires broke out in the Gironde
On Wednesday, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced the increase in resources: “More than 1,000 firefighters, 9 planes and 2 helicopters launchers against the flames”, the minister tweeted on a visit to Aveyron, where another fire destroyed 700 hectares. According to the Gironde governor, 40 fires were recorded on Tuesday alone. Some are criminals.
The Landeras fire swallowed nearly 14,000 hectares of forest in July, causing no casualties, but it did not happen. It has not been declared extinct. He was still under close observation. According to the prefecture, it resumed on Tuesday afternoon due to “Very unfavorable weather, due to the heat wave, the dry air, the historical record of dry vegetation and the fact that we have here so much peat (in the ground), that the July fire did not stop, (…) and was buried.”
Note that the Météo-France satellite image shows the fires that broke out on Tuesday evening in the Jura. according to blue FranceAnd the 120 hectares burned near Lake Voglan. The fires were not fixed.
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