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Finistère, Morbihan, Côtes-d'Armor... more than 300 hectares burned by fires

2022-08-07T15:13:14.491Z

Brittany is not spared by the heat wave, favoring the spread of fires. Fires in Brittany burned more than 300 hectares of vegetation on Saturday and Sunday, particularly in Finistère, Morbihan and Côtes-d'Armor. In Finistère, fires in the Arrée mountains burned nearly 250 hectares of vegetation this weekend, despite the efforts of the 200 firefighters on site, according to the prefecture. Firefighters from other departments came to help. The fires had already destro



Fires in Brittany burned more than 300 hectares of vegetation on Saturday and Sunday, particularly in Finistère, Morbihan and Côtes-d'Armor.

In Finistère, fires in the Arrée mountains burned nearly 250 hectares of vegetation this weekend, despite the efforts of the 200 firefighters on site, according to the prefecture.

Firefighters from other departments came to help.

The fires had already destroyed in July more than 1,700 hectares of moors, fir forests and hardwoods on these same Arrée mountains, a remarkable natural site.

It is the fumaroles of these first fires which would have caused this new fire, explains Le Télégramme.

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In the department of Morbihan, the fires ravaged 75 hectares of vegetation on Saturday and during the night from Saturday to Sunday, and around fifteen municipalities were affected by fires in natural areas "whose spread was facilitated by the severe drought and rotating winds”, according to the prefecture of Morbihan.

One of the most important, in the town of Saint-Philibert, “originates in the use of firecrackers by two minors”, indicated the gendarmerie to Ouest-France.

In Côtes-d'Armor, firefighters also had to intervene on several interventions overnight from Saturday to Sunday, local media report.

Several outbreaks of fire, of which the criminal origin leaves little doubt, explains Ouest-France, have already burned several thousand m2 of vegetation.

Firefighters are still trying to deal with the flames.

Phenomena destined to multiply

According to scientists, the multiplication of extreme meteorological phenomena (heat wave, drought, fires, etc.) is a direct consequence of global warming, with greenhouse gas emissions increasing in intensity, duration and frequency.

France, like much of Western Europe, is currently experiencing its third wave of strong heat since June and Brittany is not excluded.

It recorded unusually high temperatures this summer and is currently in a state of drought, while peaks of more than 35°C are still announced for the coming week.

Source: leparis

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