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200 firefighters dispatched to a huge forest fire in Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes, France

200 firefighters dispatched to a huge forest fire in Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes, France Credit: Twitter @Maribel02456134

A major fire broke out in the town of Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes, France, on the evening of Sunday August 14.

The fire in Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes, France, reportedly burned more than 105 hectares of state-owned pine forest in the north of the city at 8 a.m. on Monday August 15.

The fire department took to Twitter to report the news, saying:

“An ongoing forest fire in the town of CAUDIES in the State Forest.”

“🚒 Emergency services are on site
⚠️ Avoid going to the Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet and Caudies area
🚨 Leave free access for emergency services
➡ Extra-departmental reinforcements expected.

Another Twitter user wrote:

“Another #forestfire in progress in the town of Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes in the Pyrénées Orientales, in the State Forest. The fire started during the night with several fires lined up! #fire #forests #nature”

The news follows reports of a huge fire covering 6,000 hectares in Gironde, France, which saw the evacuation of 3,800 people as the fire raged, as reported on Wednesday August 10.

At the time, firefighters said:

“The Landiras fire resumed at the level of the municipality of Saint-Magne yesterday at midday, leaving the area in which it had been lit, requiring the intervention of 500 firefighters, including firefighters who came to reinforce the ‘other departments, supported by water suicide bombers from civil security.


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