About 2,500 occupants of a campsite in Port-Grimaud (Var) took refuge on the beach after a fire which broke out on Tuesday afternoon May 24 and destroyed around twenty bungalows without causing serious injuries, according to the gendarmerie and the Var prefecture.
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For a reason still unknown, a fire broke out "
in the middle of the afternoon
", according to the gendarmerie, in the campsite "
Les Prairies de la Mer
" which can accommodate up to 4000 holidaymakers.
About twenty mobile homes were impacted: 18 were totally destroyed and 4 partially.
Five vehicles and a technical room were also destroyed
”, detailed in a press release the Var prefecture, specifying that the fire had also burned 400 m2 of vegetation before being brought under control by the firefighters.
“One person and two children slightly
We are not aware of any injuries
," said a spokesman for the gendarmerie, interviewed by AFP.
In his press release, the prefect of the Var evokes him "
a person and two children slightly intoxicated
" About sixty firefighters were engaged on the fire supported by about twenty gear.
Twenty gendarmes from the company of Gassin and Puget-sur-Argens also intervened to ensure the safety of people and the diversion of traffic.
The prefect of Var activated the departmental operational center and the sub-prefect of Draguignan went there.
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The fire is under control in an area under the control of firefighters who should not take long to extinguish the fire
," said the gendarmerie at the end of the evening.
A few explosions due to the gas cylinders present in the bungalows were heard but the origin of the fire "
", added the gendarmerie, specifying that technicians "
in criminal investigation will intervene