By Editorial staff Le Républicain Langon Published on August 13, 22 at 10:16 updated on August 13, 22 at 20:07 Le Républicain Sud-Gironde See my news Follow this media This is the fifth day of the fight for firefighters against the fire in Saint-Magne (Gironde) which is raging in the Landes. (©SDIS33) Gironde firefighters, supported by national and European reinforcements, have been working since Tuesday August 9, 2022 on a fire that has burned nearly 7,400 hectares of forest in Gironde and Landes at this time. has not progressed for two days but the battle is not over for all that, especially with the storms expected this Saturday evening. A journalist from the Republican Sud-Gironde is on site. Follow our live. 8 p.m.: The end of the live This is the end of this live. Thank you for having followed us. On Sunday August 14, the Republican Sud-Gironde team will not fail to inform you about the evolution of the fires. 7:30 p.m.: three fires in progress in Bazas -de-Bazas. Read more information here. 7 p.m.: 1,000 men will be mobilized for the night Due to the complicated night that is preparing, all the forces present remain mobilized this evening. As soon as they arrived on our territory, the national and European reinforcements got to work. On the ground and in the air. The Poles, who have traveled a long way, arrived at the end of the day in Hostens and will immediately join the teams for tonight. Thank you for their responsiveness to all!Claire KowalewskiColonel liaison officer with the European firefighters6:30 p.m.: after reconnaissance on the ground, the exact toll of the houses burned in Belin-BélietThe number of houses destroyed in Belin-Béliet was 17 houses at the height of the fires .Videos: currently on ActuAfter additional reconnaissance on the ground, carried out today, the assessment drawn up is finally 9 homes burned, with a certain number of outbuildings nearby, reports Marc Vermeulen, general controller and director of SDIS 33.18 h: Many concerns due to dry thunderstorms expected around 9 p.m. The prefect Fabienne Buccio does not hide her concern this Saturday, concerning the announcement by Météo France, of dry thunderstorms which should arrive on our territory around 9 p.m. It is our great concern. A dry storm means: no rain and lightning that will fall to the ground. We will do our best to anticipate this upcoming event. All our teams are ready to intervene and face it. Fabienne Bucciopréfète de la Gironde The DFCI (Defense of the French forest against fires), the firefighters, the gendarmes are “on maximum alert throughout the department for this evening which is announcement very difficult“. During the press conference, this Saturday, August 13, in the evening. “The challenge is this very unfavorable stormy episode. It will be accompanied by gusts of wind at 50km/h” adds Marc Vermeulen, general controller and director of SDIS 33. “Where lightning strikes, it will be necessary to monitor any outbreak of new fires, whether immediate or a little later “He warns. “The good news, trying to put the prefect into perspective, is that the temperatures should drop considerably tomorrow”. 5:20 p.m.: Polish reinforcements arrive in South Gironde , who intervene within the framework of the RescEU device set up by the European Commission, participate in the device alongside the French firefighters. This night, 77 Austrians and 14 vehicles joined the Hostens camp. of the Poles. “This is the strongest European delegation to join the Gironde” underlines the prefect Fabienne Buccio. This afternoon, 146 firefighters and 49 vehicles arrive in South Gironde. Click here to view the content Other national reinforcements also continue to arrive on site, such as these eight firefighters from SDIS66, specialists in tactical fires. See the tweet 4:40 p.m .: resumption of fire near homes, in Belin-Béliet No respite for the men of the fire. This afternoon, in Belin-Béliet, resumptions of fire are recurrent. Firefighters in the middle of a burning operation, to save a house in Belin-Béliet. (©Le Républicain Sud-Gironde – Bernard Peyré)Since this morning, an owner has witnessed the third outbreak of fire around her home:Since yesterday, I have had no electricity or internet, I cannot no more watering and I had to call the firefighters to come and help me and save my house. A resident of Belin-Béliet This farmer raises sheep that have been sheltered in the sheepfold: my sheep, I went to get my dog around 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The neighborhood was surrounded by flames,” she says, still in shock, this Saturday, August 13. 3:30 p.m.: The fire left Belin-Béliet with a desolate landscape. “At the height of the fire, it A few days ago, the firefighters’ lookout tower, surrounded by flames, had to be evacuated urgently. From the top of the 30 meters of the watchtower of the firefighters in Belin-Béliet, a landscape today desert. (©Le Républicain Sud-Gironde – Bernard Peyré)Today, “from the top of the 30 meters of this watchtower, there is nothing left but a desolate landscape” sighs a firefighter. 3 p.m.: “We must avoid any other recovery of fire”, firefighters on the alertThe firefighters are working to prevent any further outbreak of fire. In the Joué hamlet, in Belin-Béliet, they scrape the smoke and peat. Vigilance is constant to avoid any resumption of fire. (©Le Républicain Sud-Gironde – Bernard Peyré) A complicated and long job, carried out by an unbearable heat. Without stopping, they drown the burning ground with the spear. See the tweet 2 p.m.: a resumption of fire in Hostens, extinguished quicklyNear the Hostens cycle path, a resumption of fire broke out but it was immediately reported by volunteers from the city. A water bomber helicopter quickly put out a resumption of fire in Hostens. (©Le Républicain Sud-Gironde – Lilou Boulanger)The fire was quickly put out thanks to a water bomber helicopter. 12:30 p.m.: volunteers prepare meals for the firefighters allow firefighters to regain their strength in this fight against fire. The canteen of firefighters and volunteers is provided by Department agents on a voluntary basis. A well-deserved break this Saturday noon in Hostens, for the firefighters. (©Le Républicain Sud-Gironde – Bernard Peyré)12h: the retardant dropped by the Dash: an effective product 7 hoursA valuable ally of firefighters against forest fires, the retardant does not stop the fire but slows its progression. The retardant is a mixture of flame retardant salt – ammonium phosphate – and a thickener, usually gum or clay. A Dash drops retardant during the Saint-Magne fire. (Gironde). (©SDIS33)It is a non-hazardous product for the environment, effective for seven hours. The explanations of a Dash pilot, who came from Nîmes in Gironde, to read here. 11:30 a.m.: 146 firefighters and 49 vehicles will arrive from Poland this afternoon RescEU device set up by the European Commission, participate in the device alongside the French firefighters. – firefighters and 49 vehicles arriving from Poland. 11 a.m.: a fire broke out last night in Sore, in the Landes: this fire is fixed A fire broke out last night in the Landes, in Sore. Around 10:30 p.m., about 50 hectares were destroyed. As a precaution, 42 homes had to be evacuated. This Saturday, around 11 a.m., the Landes prefecture indicates that the fire is now fixed and that the evacuees have been able to return to their homes. See the tweet The means deployed were as follows: 120 firefighters, 15 gendarmes and 70 fire-fighting vehicles, a water bomber helicopter, 2 Dash and nearly 100 other firefighters later as reinforcements. The RD45, between Trensacq and Sore, had been cut in both directions. 10:30 a.m.: local firefighters still mobilized on the fire, even with reinforcements. Will they allow local firefighters to return to their barracks to carry out daily missions? “These additional massive arrivals will strengthen the local and national teams on the ground, to continue these actions of surveillance and treatment of the edges” answers the commander of the SDIS, Stéphanie Martin. The work carried out this Saturday morning mainly concerns the treatment of the edges. Here, a German team on the ground. (©Le Républicain Sud-Gironde – Bernard Peyré) “Returning to the barracks is one of the possibilities, but currently the system remains the same, it will not be lightened today in order to protect and prevent any overflow and damage. ‘Possible resumption of fire’ she adds. For the others, no return possible for the moment. The fire is no longer progressing but we cannot speak of a fixed or controlled fire. We remain cautious, especially with the stormy phenomenon expected this eveningStéphanie Martincommandante, SDIS33There are always controls and blocked roads, the inhabitants cannot access their homes. “They can get closer to their municipality and the numbers that have been made available to them for more information” concludes the communication manager. As a reminder, the list of blocked routes can be viewed on the Departmental Council website: https:// www.gironde.fr/deplacements/inforoutes#feu-gironde. Yesterday evening, all light vehicles and heavy goods vehicles could again circulate between Bayonne and Bordeaux, in both directions of traffic. For any questions, you can contact the public information unit, reachable on: 0800 009 763 , from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 10 a.m.: the fear of thunderstorms and especially the wind, at the end of the day Météo France announces dry thunderstorms, “that is to say that the rain arrives later, which can be complicated, knowing that he stormy episode is always preceded by wind which, necessarily with the fires, does not mix well. There can also be lightning strikes” fears Commander Stéphanie Martin. 9:30 am: The firefighters are working to treat the periphery of the fire. Today’s rescue objective is: “maintaining surveillance, reconnaissance, flooding and treatment of the edges, as well as active surveillance of the hamlets”, indicates Commander Stéphanie Martin. 9 a.m.: The results of the night of Friday to Saturday This is the fifth day of struggle for firefighters against the fire of Saint-Magne (Gironde) which is raging in the Landes. Firefighters are fighting this violent fire which has already ravaged 7400 hectares of forest. (©SDIS33) Thanks to the significant land and air resources involved and the numerous fire protection works, the fire did not progress significantly overnight from Friday to Saturday, but vigilance remains optimal. Was this article useful to you? Note that you can follow Le Républicain Sud-Gironde in the My News space. In one click, after registration, you will find all the news of your favorite cities and brands.