A fire has been going on since midday in the town of Opoul-Périllos and has developed in the direction of Salses-le Château. In total, no less than 8 fire starts were recorded during the day, 3 of which required the triggering of aerial means, to prevent any spread. If the first official report is heavy, with exactly 960 hectares of vegetation burned, the prefecture of Pyrénées-Orientales wishes to specify that no injuries or destruction are to be deplored in this disaster started this Tuesday at the end of the morning in the town of Opoul-Perillos. A fire that is still not fixed this Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. Read also: Fires in the Pyrénées-Orientales: 960 hectares covered by the flames, more than a hundred inhabitants evacuated… the fire still out of control Update on the situation: 600 households are currently experiencing fire problems electricity in the town of Opoul-Périllos. A drinking water supply is also being set up for this municipality. Étienne Stoskopf, @Prefet66 and @HMalherbe66, president of @SDIS66 went to the departmental fire and rescue operational center to take stock of the Opoul fire. Support for all @SecCivileFrance firefighters and pilots involved in the fire. pic.twitter.com/0v3ODL9lg7— Prefect of Pyrénées-Orientales \ud83c\uddeb\ud83c\uddf7\ud83c\uddea\ud83c\uddfa (@Prefet66) June 28, 2022 The prefecture also confirms the evacuation of 300 people from the town from Salses-Le-Château, 81 of whom, coming from a campsite, were welcomed in the multipurpose room, while the others were accommodated by their families. To read also: Fires in the Pyrénées-Orientales: the flames threaten Salses this Tuesday evening, “an allotment evacuated and a campsite destroyed” announces the mayor The prefect of the Pyrénées-Orientales has also taken the direction of the rescue operations. A COD (departmental operational center) has been opened to coordinate the actions of the various players operating in the field. – The A9 motorway is closed between Leucate and Perpignan, which causes significant slowdowns, especially at Leucate. On the A9 motorway between Perpignan south and Perpignan north, there are 10 km of traffic jams caused by heavy goods vehicles coming from Spain: To read also: Fires in the Pyrénées-Orientales: the A9 motorway cut in both directions between Perpignan and Leucate – Closed roads:
RD 59 between Cases de Pène and Tautavel, RD5 between Rivesaltes and Opoul, the RD9 at the crossing with the RD12.
– rail network: no train runs between Leucate and Rivesaltes.
Air resources: 6 canadairs and 2 Dash To read also: Fires in the Pyrénées-Orientales: the first videos of the flames in Opoul, a black day for the firefighters Human resources: Up to 500 firefighters engaged, including a hundred to reinforce the neighboring departments.