During a press briefing late Wednesday afternoon, the delegate prefect of Gironde, Martin Guespereau, also specified that the area burned is now estimated at 6,200 hectares. Article written by Published on 08/10/2022 23:32 Updated on 08/11/2022 07:05 Reading time: 1 min. The situation does not seem to be improving anytime soon. In the south of the Gironde, the number of evacuees stands at 10,000, the prefecture declared on Wednesday August 10 at the end of the afternoon, including 2,500 for the town of Béliet alone, the rest in the municipalities of Belin-Béliet, Saint-Magne, Hostens. In total, 17 houses were destroyed in the town of Belin-Béliet, but “no injuries are to be deplored”, said the authorities. An information cell was opened to the public, said the prefecture of Gironde in a press release, as well as a psychological cell. During a press briefing held at the end of the afternoon, the delegate prefect of Gironde, Martin Guespereau, also specified that the fire was “still progressing”. “He generated his own wind, his own movement, and he decided to go back north,” he added. Elisabeth Borne announced on Twitter on Wednesday that she will visit the department on Thursday, accompanied by the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin. “On several fronts, our firefighters are facing particularly violent fires,” tweeted the head of government, ensuring that “the mobilization of the Government and state services, alongside local elected officials, volunteers and residents , is total”. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share by email Share link
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