Ardeche in flames: more than 900 hectares destroyed, hundreds of firefighters gathered with the help of Canadair

Ardeche in flames: more than 900 hectares destroyed, hundreds of firefighters gathered with the help of Canadair

Several fires broke out in Ardeche on Wednesday afternoon, where they had already destroyed 900 hectares of land and ordered officials to evacuate several sites, according to the prefecture.

The criminal track is “privileged”, indicating the public prosecutor of Privas, according to which one or more police custody will be “in progress”. “Salute to the firefighters on the fire in South Ardèche: commitment and courage in the service of the population. Privileged criminal track, GAV (Police custody, editor’s note) in progress”, Prosecutors said on Twitter, immediately without further information.

Some 550 firefighters and 100 intervention vehicles were mobilized, as well as five Canadians, a dash and a civil defense helicopter, locating the prefecture, indicating “the main fire is moving along the Ardche River and towards the city of Vogue.” is increasing. Where the actions of Ardche firefighters are now concentrated”.

At this stage there is “no danger dwelling or injury”, while the industrial area of ​​Lavilledieu is “protected”. Authorities evacuated two factories as well as Lavilledieu SpA, as well as a campsite in St. Privet. Homes and camps in Vogue Village are also being evacuated according to the prefecture.

“The aim is to ensure that the fire does not jump up the Ardche River to follow its course across the scrubland on the other side”, We told the province.
The village of Vog, “protected naturally by rocks”, was partially evacuated, affecting about 150 people, as well as another 200 from campsites in the area, it was specified.

Several roads were also cut, the prefecture said, adding that an investigation is underway to trace the origin of these fires, which started early in the morning.

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On social networks, a resident of Wessex filmed the plume, which according to him was visible at a distance of about ten kilometers. ,A catastrophic summer, heat wave, drought… our forests are disappearing when we need them so much”He moans.

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