Gironde faces fire: New evacuations, next few hours promise to be “extremely difficult”

Gironde faces fire: New evacuations, next few hours promise to be

New evacuations continued on Sunday evening in front of the advance of the fire in Gironde (southwest of France), which resumed its crazy run, leaving firefighters to task”extremely difficult, six days after the start of these giant The fire destroyed more than 11,000 hectares of vegetation.

in the Landiras sector,”The authorities are evacuating residents of the city of Kabanak (ie) 2,100 people.“, writes the prefecture on Twitter.

According to firefighters, these new preventive evacuations “16,200, Number of residents and tourists who have had to pack their bags immediately since Tuesday,

Temperature, wind, humidity: all parameters are the worst possible

In the teste-de-bouche,”The situation is getting worse. The fire has reached the sea and is moving south“The prefecture continues in a second tweet, calledvery careful,

On social networks, Internet users have published photos and videos taken from the sea of ​​this huge fire “30 meters high“Devouring the beach of the lagoon, south of Dune du Pilat.

,Huge resources are being put into the sector. However, the fire should not reach the Landes Department, Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Mendos, as the wind must turn to the west and north.“, told AFP.

The next few hours are shaping up like this”the hardest“That firefighters will have to deal with since the fire started.

,The fire is very, very huge. Weather conditions are extreme: temperature, wind, humidity: all parameters are the worst possible” said to himself, underlining the fire spokesman”pessimistic,

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