Signs of improvement.
This Tuesday morning, the prefecture of Isère announces that the fire in progress in the department since Friday evening has not progressed during the night.
If the fire is not yet fixed, "the situation is stabilized", specifies the same source.
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About 100 hectares burned.
Fire still in progress but no progress during the night.
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❌RD 520a and 1075 partially cut
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“We were lucky to have weather conditions yesterday (Monday) that allowed stabilization action,” commented Éléonore Lacroix, secretary general of the Isère prefecture, this Tuesday morning on BFMTV.
However, it is "excluded" that the evacuees (about 140) will return home "in the next few hours", she said on the news channel.
The balance sheet for the time being is just over 100 ha of vegetation ravaged by the flames.
Nearly 400 firefighters are still mobilized on Tuesday.
Changing weather conditions
The fire broke out on Friday, in the foothills of the Chartreuse, after a lightning strike.
According to the latest report, there were no injuries among the population, but three minor injuries among the firefighters.
For the firefighters, the fight against the flames is very delicate, because the affected areas are difficult to access.
“I had 20 minutes to evacuate”: 140 residents displaced due to a fire in Isère
Added to the changing weather conditions, with "rather stable situations in the morning on the night out thanks to a low temperature, a wind which is nil and then from noon, a wind which begins to rise and which is much more therefore in the evening “, had explained Monday to France Bleu the commander of the relief operations.