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Two fires ravage pine forests in the Landes, an evacuated campsite – France 3 Régions

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A fire in Mimizan and another in Seignosse broke out in the middle of the afternoon this Saturday. The flames spread quickly, fanned by a sustained wind. The authorities have decided to evacuate a campsite as a precaution.

The most important fire is the one located in the town of Seignosse in the south of the department.

80 firefighters and 18 trucks were sent to the scene around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

At 7 p.m. it was still “in free propagation“indicates the operational fire and rescue center of the Landes and around forty hectares have already burned. Clearly, it is spreading in all directions and is not yet contained.

The departmental road 189 was cut off to traffic.

The sky of Seignosse as a fire devastates a pine forest

© L. de Casanove / F3Aquitaine

Thick smoke is visible for several tens of kilometers around

Thick smoke is visible for several tens of kilometers around

© L. de Casanove / F3Aquitaine

The work of the firefighters is all the more difficult as a strong enough wind blows on the coast.

The fire is

The fire is “in free propagation” at 7 pm this Saturday evening, “it burns where it wants” indicate the firefighters

© L. de Casanove / F3Aquitaine

A threatened campsite is being evacuated“adds Officer Codis who hopes to see two Canadairs from the south-east arrive as reinforcements.

About sixty kilometers further north, in Mimizan, 100 hectares of 25-year-old pine forests are threatened. The fire started around 4 p.m. on the edge of a Travelers’ camp and 60 firefighters are on site.

There too the wind is unfavorable. It would push the flames towards Bias to the south. The caravan camp was evacuated.

The prefect, Cécile Bigot-Dekeyzer, must go there in the evening. An investigation has been opened.

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