Paris: A major fire broke out in France on Wednesday. Airborne firefighters and hundreds of emergency crews pressed into service to douse wildfires in southwestern France. The inferno has already burnt around 1,500 hectares of land, from where several tourists were evacuated.
Four aircraft and a lot of firefighters have been working on the war footing. Help is coming from other departments, including the local authority for the Gironde department, which has been affected by the fires.
Several wildfires have erupted in France over the last few weeks, which have destroyed a huge number of properties. At the moment, no casualties have taken place.
The biggest of the two Gironde fires is located around the town of Landiras, south of Bordeaux, where all roads leading to the town were closed to the public. But the blaze has burnt more than 1,000 hectares.
The other one is along the Atlantic Coast, close to the iconic “Dune du Pilat”—the tallest sand dune in Europe—located in the Arcachon Bay area, where 6,000 people were trapped. where rescue work is underway to evacuate all the people.