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“We sleep when we can”: facing the giant fire in Gironde, the endless fight of firefighters

2022-08-11T19:02:46.085Z

For the first time on forest fires, French firefighters will receive help from their European neighbors. It must be said that the arm



Elizabeth lowered the front seat of the 4 x 4, stretched out with her feet crossed and opened the window to let in a trickle of air so as not to suffocate in the oven of the intervention vehicle.

Eyes closed, this young firefighter from Bouches-du-Rhône knows that the respite will be short-lived.

“Last night, we were in the middle of the flames and we only slept for two hours but we will have to leave around noon”, explains this 34-year-old fire soldier, who is taking a short break this Thursday morning at the command post. command of Hostens (Gironde).

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Source: leparis

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