the fire in Lagorce progressed strongly during the night

the fire in Lagorce progressed strongly during the night
the fire in Lagorce progressed strongly during the night

THURSDAY 7:50 a.m.: The disaster increased sharply overnight. 80 hectares in total were destroyed. The fire is still not fixed and is very difficult to access. 150 firefighters are mobilized on site. It is difficult to find replacements to continue the fight against the flames.

11:15 p.m.: the fire is less virulent but a part remains inaccessible. The foresters-sappers must create a track to reach the fire.

10:10 p.m.: reinforcements are expected on site. About 200 firefighters are expected to be involved in this fire. In addition, several outbreaks of fire were observed. The criminal track is therefore not excluded. An olive grove was affected by the flames, the largest conservatory of Ardèche varieties in the department. Several tens of hectares of forest are threatened. The South wind in the sector is unfavorable for the action of the firefighters.

9:40 p.m.: 20 hectares burned in Lagorce. Departmental road 559 is cut between Lagorce and Vallon-Pont-d’Arc. Homes are protected. 100 firefighters are mobilized on the spot. The fight against the disaster must last all night.

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8:30 p.m.: a forest fire, particularly violent according to the firefighters, broke out this Wednesday, August 10, around 8 p.m. in Lagorce, in the South-Ardèche.

Five hectares have already burned and homes are threatened. Fifty firefighters are mobilized on this new disaster.

The article is in French

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