Fire on the French Riviera, 7,000 away from home another night

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The wind has dropped on the Côte d’Azur, where the biggest fire of the summer of 2021 in France is still not completely under control. A thousand firefighters worked all night with 225 vehicles to put out the flames, while about 7,000 people spent a second night away from home, welcomed in an accommodation facility in the area.
“There is no more wind, so we will be able to work on the perimeter of the fire – the spokesman for the Var firefighters told AFP last night.” The situation is no longer alarming as before, but it remains worrying “.
The fire, which broke out on Monday near a motorway rest area, burned over 4,000 hectares of forest. The 7,000 displaced are residents but also French and foreign tourists evacuated from their homes or campsites. “Their return is not yet possible,” said the Prefecture in a statement.
15 reception centers have been activated in the eight municipalities of the Var coast. Two departmental roads remain closed to traffic.

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