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World,370 hectares burned, a seriously injured firefighter ... The point on the fire in the Gard

12:20  01 august  2022
12:20  01 august  2022 Source:   europe1.fr

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L'incendie qui s'est déclaré dimanche autour de 15 heures dans le Gard, a été fixé © Sylvain Thomas / AFP The fire that broke out on Sunday around 3 p.m. in the Gard, was fixed " in the second half of the night ". A very virulent fire where 370 hectares of pinebedes were consumed. Four firefighters were injured. One two, seriously injured, was evacuated by helicopter.

A new night of mobilization for firefighters. After the extraordinary fires which ravaged nearly 30,000 hectares of forest in Gironde, the fires resumed in the south-east of France. In the Gard , a violent fire broke out on Sunday afternoon and consumed 370 hectares of piners in the town of Aubay. The fire was set "in the second half of the night".

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of important means deployed

"very important means have been engaged both from a terrestrial point of view as on this Zone, we have three villages which were directly impacted, "explains Éric Agrinier, communications manager of SDIS 30.

" Four firefighters are injured, "Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced on Sunday in a tweet About the fire which declared itself in a pine forest of Aubais, a village of 2,000 inhabitants, in a department at extreme fire risk and which will be on orange heat wave from Monday noon, like four other departments in the south-east (Drôme, Ardèche, Vaucluse, Pyrénées-Orientales).

A violent fire broke out in Aubais, in the Gard. Significant human and air resources are mobilized. Four firefighters are injured. Among them, two burned were taken care of. The A9 motorway is closed in the sector. I am the situation closely. https://t.co/k0cwhpqu3l

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One of them, "seriously injured", was evacuated by helicopter in the hospital Montpellier for hand and face burns, the other three, more slightly injured, were victims of a "hot stroke" following a reversal of the flames by the wind which partially destroyed their vehicle, had specified to AFP Colonel Agrinier. The vital prognosis of the hospitalized firefighter is not engaged, specified on Sunday evening the communication of the firefighters.

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to protect the many residents, the firefighters were helped by Canada and helicopters. "At the height of the struggle, we had 530 firefighters and 170 vehicles who fought against these flames which touched a garrigue area with actually a swirling wind, which necessarily complicated the task of fire soldiers," continues -he.

zero victim in civilians

370 hectares were burned, two dwellings were affected by the flames as well as two hangars and a mobile home, specifies the colonel who welcomes that "dozens and dozens of houses" have been " Preserved "and that the" human assessment "is" zero victim among civilians ".

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by safety measure, the A9, which serves in particular Spain, had been closed for about three hours In both directions of traffic over ten kilometers between Lunel and Gallargues due to the smoke.

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