Evacuated twice in a summer as France's fires burn
'We've never known a summer like this,' says the mayor of one town threatened by wildfires.
This area, south of Bordeaux, was hit by a massive fire in July, andThis is the second time this summer that Christian has been evacuated from his home - and he doesn't know when he can go back.He sighed sadly. "But people have been very generous. The fire crews are doing a magnificent job."
A huge fire-fighting operation is under way. More than 1,000 French firefighters have been joined by teams from Germany, Romania, Austria and Poland. In a field near the village of Hostens, fire engines from Dusseldorf and several other German regions, were lining to up to help, as a helicopter flew overhead.
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Yet more fear propaganda from the BBC. Are you not warning us of a flooding crisis for when it next rains. Get your Arks ready ⛵️.A few warm days and it’s a Climate Crisis. Every day is a Crisis. Britains Boundless Crises =BBC. Total nonsense that nobody is buying. Bore off with your ClimateScam ClimateEmergency crap.
This is terribly sad and why at all cost we need to make net zero carbon happen much faster. Only the mad or the selfish can justify crazy ideas like releasing more naturally stored carbon by Fraking & LNG. johnredwood trussliz Boris to his credit Championed NZC. The BBC is loving everything weather related….
Has anyone told him to just enjoy a normal day of summer? Seems to be the view or some on Twitter…🤦♂️ Although Sadiq Khan't is entitled to be London Mayor, there is no requirement for him to be an arse'ole too.. Living in semi-rural Bushey-Hertfordshire, practically on the proposed ULEZ boundary, I only travel southwards into Harrow where I was reared as a child and young adult🖕
I hope it catches macaroni.
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Christian Fostitschenko is unable to go home due to the wildfires Christian Fostitschenko sat near his camp bed at an evacuation centre in Salles, southwestern France.Subscribe to our daily newsletter! Sign Up The field fire at High Ercall photo Holly Bourne Emergency services are on the scene as firefighters battle to contain the blaze.Shares More than 10,000 people have had to flee their homes (Picture: EPA/Reuters) More than 1,000 firefighters are battling a ‘monster’ wildfire in south-west France which has scorched forests and forced 10,000 people to flee their homes.News Maunleigh, Forest Town Two houses have been evacuated after a 'large' fire broke out in the north of the county.
He lives in the little town of Saint-Magne, but he can't go home. It's too close to the fire zone. The fire started on fields behind behind Earls Way on the edge of the village just after 3pm. This area, south of Bordeaux, was hit by a massive fire in July, and another blaze this week . Firefighters have so far struggled to contain the fire due to strong winds and high temperatures, fearful the direction of the blaze could change drastically at a moment’s notice. This is the second time this summer that Christian has been evacuated from his home - and he doesn't know when he can go back. Six fire appliances, including the Incident Support Unit, were mobilised from Baschurch, Ellesmere, Minsterley, Much Wenlock, Telford and Wem and the firefighting operation is still ongoing. "I've been here since Monday night and could be here for 10 or 12 days," he told me.
"I'm fed up of it, mentally and physically," he said. Fire crews from Hodnet, Prees, Shrewsbury and Telford were scrambled to Albrighton to a property and hedgerow fire. Wildfires have broken out across Europe this summer as successive heatwaves have baked the continent on an unprecedented scale. "It's time to go home, but it just doesn't stop. It's a very serious fire - the first time that there's been such a big fire in our region.45pm and it took two hours to bring the blaze under control." He sighed sadly. Smoke everywhere … and planes throwing orange powder onto the fire. "But people have been very generous. Earlier today fire crews dealt with two separate fires at Lilleshall.
The fire crews are doing a magnificent job." Drought on the Rhine: 'We have 30cm of water left' 'Climate catastrophe' A huge fire-fighting operation is under way. It was brought under control by 2pm. Before the evacuation, some of the local residents had to save themselves on rooftops as the flames rapidly approached their houses, reports say. More than 1,000 French firefighters have been joined by teams from Germany, Romania, Austria and Poland. In a field near the village of Hostens, fire engines from Dusseldorf and several other German regions, were lining to up to help, as a helicopter flew overhead. Both started just after 1pm and were brought under control by 2pm. Around the cordoned-off fire zone, south of Bordeaux, the big flames have been extinguished, but in some areas, almost everywhere you look, there are wisps of smoke from burning embers on the ground. But you see the catastrophe all over there.
We watched as a French fire crew hosed down several small fires that were still smouldering in charred tree trunks, destroyed in an earlier blaze.30pm firefighters from Wellington took half an hour to bring 10 metres by 10 metres of straw on fire under control. Stephanie Martin, from the French fire brigade told me that the fires this summer are "exceptional", with successive heatwaves, wind and no rain creating the perfect conditions for big fires. She said the emergency teams are managing to stop the fire from spreading, but they remain on high alert, because lightning, wind, and storms, are forecast for the coming days. Matthieu Jomain, a spokesperson for the Gironde firefighters said: ‘We are still in the phase of (trying to) confine the fire, direct it where we want it, where there is less vegetation, where our vehicles can best position themselves … so we can eventually fix it, control it and extinguish it. "It is very stressful, but we are glad to have firefighters from other countries and professional teams from France." On Friday night the flames reached the edge of the village of Louchats, threatening several houses.
The next morning we met the mayor, Philippe Carreyre, as he supervised a truck spraying water into the woods. We’re heartbroken, we’re exhausted,’ he told Radio Classique. Image source, Image caption, French fire fighters have been joined by teams from around Europe "We've never known a summer like this," he said. "It's a catastrophe, an environmental catastrophe and also a climate catastrophe. The sun and wind need to be replaced by clouds and rain as quickly as possible." Our local economy depends on forestry, he said.
"We have pine forests, we use the wood for construction, for houses, for the paper industry, so a whole part of the economy is threatened." In the main square in Louchats, Didier Legros parked his car close to a phalanx of fire engines. "I live close to the forest," he said. In July the flames reached within 300m (330 yards) of his house and they were forced to evacuate. "The fire came very close.
We've got horses," he said. "It was very stressful." "If it continues this way, I think we will have to move away to a calmer area." The little local shop in Louchats is still open, but these days mainly for the fire crews. It's hung with banners and drawings by children, thanking the emergency crews for saving their houses.
Laura Blondeau, who works at the shop, is worried too. "I was born here. I used to play in the forest," she said. "To see the forest dead like this is devastating. I'm frightened for the future.
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