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Risk of fire in the south of France, this territory under extreme surveillance

Continued à strong gusts and &agrav; drought, the risk of fire increases in the south of France. One department is particularly on alert this week.

If the temperatures are back to normal decline this week, authorities are calling for more measures to be taken vigilance until 'à Friday in the Pyrenees-Orientales. The risk of fire is high. &agrav; cause of the tramontana, wind from the western Mediterranean, and the persistent drought. Gusts up to 'à 130 km/h could wreak havoc. The department is also affected; by an unprecedented drought for two years. The risk of fire has been increased. éhighé at level 4 out of 5 according France Bleu, or even à 5 out of 5 in some areas.

In the department, 160 firefighters are currently available to put out the flames, a little less than in summer. but more than usual during this period. The risk is higher on the rocky coast as in the piémont des Aspres and the valley of the Têt. Any activity which could pose a risk of fire are then prohibited. This week, for example, it is forbidden to burn plants.

A first start of fire

According to Actu, a first outbreak of fire has already occurred. été signal this Tuesday, April 16 in the region between Perpignan and Villeneuve-de-la-Raho. He declared himself shortly before 5 p.m. at Chemin du Mas Palegry. 80 firefighters were called to the scene. mobilized. The fire started master's degree around 6:30 p.m. Two hectares of wasteland were destroyed. disaster victims.

On April 16, 2023, the Pyr&nées-Orientales had already  été victims of a violent fire in the town of Cerbère: 930 hectares had been destroyed. ravaged by flames. The authorities are doing everything in place to prevent this from happening again. The summer fire season is also expected to start earlier this year, in early June, given the drought.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116