World fire: violent start of fire near Perpignan, nearly 100 hectares of burned garrigue

00:00  31 july  2022
00:00  31 july  2022 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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A violent start of fire took place this Saturday July 30 near the village of Calce, near Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales). More than 200 firefighters are mobilized with air means.

  Incendie : violent départ de feu près de Perpignan, près de 100 hectares de garrigue brûlés © supplied by Franceinfo

nearly 220 firefighters from the Pyrénées-Orientales have been mobilized since 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 30 to fight against a fire near the commune of Calce, 15 kilometers northwest of Perpignan, learned France Bleu Roussillon .

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at 6 p.m., the flames had already ravaged more than 93 hectares of Garrigue , fate by a tramontane blowing in gusts up to 40 km/h. Many means were deployed: three Canadair planes, two dash and a water bombardier helicopter, specifies the Civil Security account on Twitter.

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#FEUDEFORT In the sector of #calce (66): 3 #canadair , 2 #dash and a water bombardier helicopter complete the control device, alongside the firefighters of the @sdis66 , zonal and extra-zonal reinforcements mobilized.

⚠️ Follow the instructions of the authorities @prefet66 https://t.co/kf5dq13xlH

- Civil security (@seccivilefrance) July 30, 2022

on the 220 mobilized firefighters, 60 arrive in reinforcement of the GERS departments, Hautes-Pyrénées and du Lot, according to information from our colleagues from France Bleu Roussillon. No house is threatened at the moment.

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