US News Pyrenees-Orientales fire burns 75 hectares in the Millas area, fire not yet mastered

11:10  19 july  2021
11:10  19 july  2021 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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Wildfires have destroyed more than 350 hectares of land in southern France and forced the evacuation of 2,500 holidaymakers from nearby campsites. 16 July 2019. Planes were called in to help drop water over the affected areas to limit further fire damage. Roads were closed as firefighters sought to contain the incidents. Water planes were mobilised to help dampen the flames, with the exact starting points of the fires not yet clear. In a statement, referring to the Pyrénées - Orientales fire alone, local firefighters said: “In total, no fewer than 11 fire starting points have been recorded."

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  Pyrénées-Orientales : un incendie brûle 75 hectares dans le secteur de Millas, le feu pas encore maîtrisé

The fire that broke out Sunday, July 18 in the middle of the afternoon in the area Millas and Néfiach in the Pyrénées-Orientales, is not yet under control Monday morning, reports France Bleu Roussillon . A total of 75 of the 140 hectares covered by the flames were burned.

Eight of the 200 firefighters mobilized on fire were injured, also states France Bleu Roussillon. Five had a "hot shot", a sprained knee on steep terrain, and two were burned legs, first and second degree, falling into the embers. They were transported to Perpignan Hospital.

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The fires are primarily raging in New South Wales, which is home to Sydney and more than seven million people. The nearby Australian state of Victoria in the country's southeast is also being hit hard. Earlier this week, fires turned day to night in the coastal tourist town of Mallacoota. "The dangerous fire weather conditions during spring 2019 is consistent with the increasingly severe fire weather seen in many areas of the country, owing to increasing temperatures and reduced cool season rainfall," the bureau wrote.

Most of the fires are in the provinces of La Pampas, Rio-Negro, and Buenos Aires. Wildfires in Argentina have burned approximately 2.47 million acres (1 million hectares ) over the last several weeks. "While historically these ecosystems were fire prone, during the last century the number of wildfires severely declined as a consequence of a great grazing pressure—grazers consumed all fine fuels that otherwise will carry the fires —and a successful policy of fire exclusion," Defossé wrote in an email.

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The people were reunited with their

housing the 300 evacuated residents were able to return home Sunday night and no house was damaged by the fire. Only a barn sheltering two tractors went up in flames.

RN 116 has not fully reopened Monday morning. It is mandatory exit in the direction Millas Perpignan - Bourg-Madame, but traffic is normal in the other direction.

According to the mayor of Néfiach, the fire is, a priori, of human origin. An inhabitant of Perpignan is believed to have caused the fire start burning objects in a field in the town. An investigation has been opened.

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