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Fires in the Pyrénées-Orientales: the A9 cut, a hundred inhabitants evacuated


The firefighters of the Pyrénées-Orientales tried Tuesday, June 28 to put out several fires, including a "violent" which broke out in the town...

The firefighters of the Pyrénées-Orientales tried Tuesday, June 28 to extinguish several fires, including a "


" which declared itself in the town of Opoul-Perillos, (Pyrénées-Orientales) ravaging several hundred hectares of vegetation.

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These fires caused the temporary closure of the A9 motorway between Narbonne and Perpignan, as well as the interruption for a few hours of rail traffic between these two cities.

In Opoul-Perillos, "

the fire continues to progress and we have requested additional resources

", the department's firefighters told AFP, reporting "

300 to 400 hectares of vegetation burned


More than 200 firefighters and six Canadair planes are trying to contain this fire fanned by "

a violent wind

", according to the same source.

The fire approaching “


” the town of Salses-le-Château and the highway, the A9 was cut between Narbonne and Perpignan, tweeted the prefecture of Pyrénées-Orientales.

In Rivesaltes, about ten kilometers further south, another fire, of lesser magnitude, nevertheless required the intervention of 90 firefighters who evacuated more than a hundred people whose homes were threatened by fire as well as the railway line which has been temporarily cut.

In Saint-Féliu d'Avall, west of Perpignan, another fire broke out along the RN 116. "

The axis is cut in both directions of traffic

," said the prefecture.

The situation is almost under control

” on these last two fires, said the firefighters, who however maintain staff on site to avoid a resumption of the flames.

Source: lefigaro

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