On the A63 motorway which connects Bordeaux to Bayonne, it is a real wall of smoke which now stands in front of motorists, at the level of the Arcachon basin. The conditions are becoming so dangerous that the authorities announced this Wednesday morning, during a press briefing at the PC de Landiras (Gironde), the closure of the axis to traffic. The A63 motorway is closed in both directions, between the A660 junction (Arcachon) and exit 9 (Saint-Geours-de-Maremne). The bypass is via the A65.#A63 total cut off from the motorway: cars:
Meaning Bordeaux Bayonne
Cut between A660 and Liposthey (dif 17)
Meaning Bayonne Bordeaux
Compulsory outing at St Geours (dif 9)
Bordeaux via D824 Mt de Marsan then A65
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A decision with serious consequences, especially in this summer period. “This requires an organization to see where exactly we are going to pass the heavy goods vehicles, and how to develop the secondary axes” explains Martin Guespereau, the delegate prefect for the defense and security of the south-west zone, who announces that patrols Gendarme mobiles will be put in place.#fire in #Gironde the fire continues to progress near Saint-Magne pic.twitter.com/durmqKukSq— 20minutesbordeaux (@20minutesbord) August 10, 2022 Access to this content has been blocked in order to respect your choice of consent By clicking on “I ACCEPT”, you accept the deposit of cookies by external services and will thus have access to the content of our partners I ACCEPT And to better remunerate 20 Minutes, do not hesitate to accept all cookies, even for one day only, via our “I accept for today” button in the banner below. More information on the Cookie Management Policy page.
8,000 people evacuated The situation is indeed critical this Wednesday, in this area of southern Gironde and which goes to the north of the Landes. The fire which “had buried itself” since mid-July in the Landiras sector, where 14,000 hectares of forest have already burned, resumed with vigor since Tuesday afternoon, devouring 6,000 hectares of forest in its path. Impressive Landiras fire resumed on Tuesday August 9 – Sdis 33Faced with the progression of the flames, some 8,000 people in all were evacuated to the municipalities of Saint-Magne, Belin-Beliet, Hostens, in particular, according to a new assessment carried out by the prefecture from the Gironde at 4 p.m. “The evacuation of the town of Beliet (about 2,500 people) is in progress, specifies the prefecture in a press release. Reception centers are open in the communes of Salles, Saint Symphorien and Le Barp. No injuries are reported. “In Belin-Beliet, a village now enveloped in a thick veil of smoke, it is the commotion at the town hall to organize the evacuations, reassure the inhabitants, who despite everything retain their calm. A sky of smoke covers the town of Belin-Beliet in Gironde – Mickaël Bosredon / 20 Minutes Hostens leisure base threatened The situation seems worse than what firefighters experienced in July in the same sector. “We are facing a front which was much more virulent and rapid this night than in July, which explains the destruction of sixteen houses, analyzes the general controller Marc Vermeulen, director of the departmental fire and rescue service of the Gironde. The situation remains critical, because we have unfavorable weather conditions [vent et chaleur notamment]. It is to be expected that other hot spots will appear. “The departmental director of Sdis 33 Marc Vermeulen – Mickaël Bosredon / 20 Minutes” The departmental domain of Hostens is now three-quarters burnt, “announced the president of the department of Gironde Jean-Luc Gleyze in the columns of South West. “The fire is now approaching the leisure base. “The Landes prefecture says for its part” very attentive to the evolution of the situation this Wednesday afternoon, in particular with regard to the commune of Saugnac-et-Muret which we are following. The evacuation of the town began shortly after noon, found Sud Ouest. firefighters were hired on Tuesday on this “construction site”, supported by air means (two canadairs, a dash). “The positive point is that we managed to cap each of these 40 fire outbreaks, preventing them from consuming too large areas, notes Marc Vermeulen, but each time this mobilizes significant resources, and we do not unable to leave the premises due to the boggy soils. It is therefore necessary that we go back in power at the level of reinforcements even if there is tension at the national level, with many fires all over France. “The wear and tear is also starting to be felt. “It concerns men as well as equipment, underlines the departmental director, since we have 40 vehicles unavailable because of their solicitation since July. “The Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin announced this Wednesday noon that he had “decided to reinforce the resources mobilized: more than 1,000 firefighters, 9 planes and 2 water-bombing helicopters” are now engaged against the flames. The origin of these outbreaks of fire “is not known”, assures Martin Guespereau, “but obviously some are criminals. This is why “the gendarmes are setting up a whole new system for tracking arsonists, because it is a question of dissuading them and catching them. This device, VigiForêt, is made up of a platoon of reserve gendarmes who will travel through the forest areas using all-terrain motorcycles. They will be supported by a helicopter and 4x4s, “to ensure that all areas of action are safe. »