A fire broke out in Landiras in Gironde south of Bordeaux, France. The burned scar rose from 400 hectares by Tuesday evening to 6,000 hectares overnight.
A total of 5000 people were evacuated from nearby municipalities including Saint-Magne, Belin-Béliet, Hostens, and the Landes. 500 emergency services including firefighters and firefighting helicopters are on site of the Landiras fire. In Belin-Béliet, 16 houses were burned down by the fire. The fire is 0% contained. The cause of the fire remains undetermined. The thick smoke from the fire could be seen several kilometers away posing visibility and health problems.
Current Wildfires in France
The Gironde was hit in mid-July by two fires, one in Landiras, 40 km south of Bordeaux, the second in Teste-de-Buch in the Arcachon basin, which consumed 20,800 hectares of forest, leading to the evacuation of more than 36,000 people. The fire in the Arcachon basin, near the Dune du Pilat, was brought under control on July 29.
Several other wildfires are currently raging in France, in the Drôme, 286 hectares have burned, and the fire continues to progress. In Maine-et-Loire, more than 1,200 hectares are already consumed. The forest fire is also burning in Aveyron.
— Pompiers de France (@PompiersFR) August 9, 2022
Extrêmes et alertes dans le monde via catnatnet : Grosse reprise de feu de l’incendie de Landiras au cours de ces dernières 24 h : 6000 ha brûlés et 16 habitations détruites. https://t.co/31IfGJ3PvT #incendies #Landes #Gironde pic.twitter.com/CqkW1b3Tf0
— Savoiemétéo (@savoiemeteo) August 10, 2022
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