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Fires: 110 hectares burned this Monday in the Pyrénées-Orientales

2022-08-15T10:17:08.296Z

The fire, which is not yet under control, broke out overnight from Sunday to Monday. It does not threaten any inhabited area.



More than 110 hectares of vegetation burned Monday in the Pyrénées-Orientales, requiring the mobilization of 400 firefighters, according to SDIS 66.

The fire broke out shortly before 3 a.m. near Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes and did not threaten any inhabited area.

Driven by the Tramontana, a northwest wind, the flames were heading towards a mountainous area, according to firefighters.

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Five planes and a helicopter water bombers were dispatched to the scene.

The fire is still not under control.

We hope the wind will drop at the start of the afternoon

, ”Captain Brice Lafontaine, of the Pyrénées-Orientales Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS), told AFP.

The other big fire in Occitania, which ravaged 1,360 hectares in Aveyron, was “

fixed

” by firefighters, the prefecture announced in a press release on Monday.

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Source: lefigaro

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