Mass Evacuations Ordered after France Wildfires

The French government has ordered mass evacuations and deployed at least 750 firemen after a  large wildfire broke out near the resort of Saint-Tropez in southern France.

The fire started 100km from the Toulon and has already spread to more than 3,500 hectares.

There is no information yet on how the fire started but it was similar to the mass wildfires within the EU. 

“Thousands of people have been evacuated as a precautionary measure, but there are no victims,” said fire service spokeswoman, Delphine Vienco.

Aside from Saint-Tropez, the villages of Le Mole and Grimaud have also been ordered to evacuate in case the fires grow bigger. 

“The fire is very huge and it’s spreading at a speed of four kilometers an hour, it’s a very difficult battle. During the night we managed to prevent the fire from reaching Garde-Freinet,” said Vienco. 

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