US News West of Siberia struck by dozens of fires
After ravaging more than 400 ha, the fire at the Franco-Spanish border is mastered
© provided by Le Parisien Le Parisien It took near 48 hours to overcome flames. The fire that has devastated since Friday more than 400 ha of forest in a natural park on the Catalan coast, near the Franco-Spanish border, is now "mastered", announced Sunday night the firefighters of Catalonia. The soldiers of the fire "believe that the forest fire of Cap de Creus is mastered," they indicated in a statement.
in Siberia, where the lights redouble power every year, the situation has become uncontrollable. In the Karelia, a region located in the east of Finland, the Russians discovered for the first time this year the drought, and accordingly the fires of large scale.
with our special envoy to Koudama, Paul Gogo
Vita, thirty, had the fear of his life when she saw great clouds of smoke arrive above his village, Koudama west of the. In his garden, this sports specialist in sleigh dog races has a hundred dogs at his charge. We can easily imagine his stress when the fire has arrived one kilometer from home last week.
the American West burns, an electricity supplier questioned
© provided by the point L ES fires continued on Monday their frantic race across the American West, a Californian electricity supplier - already responsible for the 'The most murderer fire of the state - being implicated in the departure of some of these fires. The fire season is just beginning and 80 large fires already rage through the United States , where they have consumed more than 4,700 km² of vegetation.
"When the danger has arrived, and the firefighters have arrived, we were already on the ground. My husband spent three days with them to turn off the lights. Forestry companies brought bulldozers, they dug anti-fire bands to surround the flames, "says the resident of this rescued village."This is the first time we see fires of such magnitude"
since the beginning of July, some 40 fires have triggered in these forests of Karelia and more than 11,000 hectares burned. The long-awaited rainfall is slow to come.The trees, burned in their base, would now collapse as dominoes, preventing the relief from circulating on the forest roads. Ivan and Anna, residents of the region, came to participate in the cleaning of these paths. "It's normal, all the inhabitants of Karelia have to help. Who will do it if it's not us? It's been 9, 10 years old, which I live here, it's the first time
we see fires of such magnitude, "he testifies.rescuers, military and volunteers continue their daily struggle against fire, but the war is still far from won.
Many other parts of the country
are also prey to the flames. Monday, Finland announced fear that Karelia fires will not reach its territory.
Greece: villages surrounded by flames on the island of Evia, a fire near Olympia site .
© STR Flames ravage the forest near Ancient Olympia. AFP A dozen villages were surrounded by the flames Wednesday on the island of Euba, 200 km from Athens, in the most violent of the multiple fires that strike Greece under the effect of an exceptional heat wave. The immense flames emerging from the forest and visible from the sea testified to the virulence of the incident which seemed uncontrollable, according to the firefighters, because of the rugged terrain and the lack of visibility.