Fires in the Gironde: Wind changes in anticipation

This Monday morning, more than 14,000 hectares have already gone up in smoke and the burnt area is only increasing. Powered by the wind From the northeast on a completely vegetation dry For months, the two fires in Landiras and Teste-de-Buch have progressed rapidly in the past two days.

In La Teste-de-Buche, around 2,000 additional hectares went up in smoke in the space of an hour this Sunday.

this monday, air Again increased to 60 km/h and hydrometry dropped below 10%. Temperatures above 40°C are complicating the situation in the Gironde.

At Teste-de-Buch, 8,000 new transfers were ordered in addition to the 3,500 already completed. Conditions should improve or at least stop worsening from Tuesday, with more moist air, Galerne arriving.

According to Gironde firefighters, that situation never happened to the two the light Huge, never happened before in this category.

[EN VIDÉO] Fire in the Gironde
Two fires of unprecedented magnitude have occurred in the Gironde.

Gironde fire: Conditions likely to worsen this weekend due to wind

Article of Karin DurandPublished on July 15, 2022

In the Gironde between Tuesday and Friday 7,650 hectares of forest have already gone up in smoke, while Heat waves will be more intense. Currently, 3,150 hectares have burned in La Teste-de-Buche and 4,500 hectares in Landiras.

This Friday afternoon, the fire continues to progress despite the work of 1,000 fire services. More than 11,000 people have been evacuated and the situation Weather report Conditions will not improve over the next few days: While the winds were northwesterly this Thursday and Friday, they will turn northeast this Saturday and Sunday.

This northeasterly wind, which will blow at 30-40 km/h, is expected to further dry out the vegetation, with the extreme temperatures that the southwest will experience between Sunday and Tuesday: from 40 to 42 degrees Celsius.

Tuesday should be marked by a change: the wind will then be of oceanic origin, bringing a little moisture, but no clear improvement.

Landes forest fires: “We are facing a disaster”

Article of Nathalie MayerPublished on July 13, 2022

A Prolonged drought. Extreme temperatures have been set. The risk was increasing. And yesterday, the inevitable happened. Two violent forest fire Gironde (33) announced themselves. One near La Teste-de-Buch — near Arcachon — and the other at Landyras — near Langon. This morning, the prefecture announced that in total, more than 1,200 hectares of forest had already gone up in smoke.

Towards Landiras, the road had to be closed. And about 500 people were evacuated last night. President of the Gironde department, Jean-Luc Gleyze revealed this morning “huge loss”. Fortunately, for now, no victims or major damage to the home.

This morning, the road is also closed next to La Teste. Authorities have mainly evacuated 5 campsites. Equal to 6 thousand people! For Patrick Davett, “We are living through a disaster. I was born here and this is the first time I’ve seen one the fire Such intensity. »

A total of 600 firefighters are trying to control the fire. Also two Canadairs and two Dash planes. other Reinforcement Expected in the morning.

The department has been put on orange alert since that night due to the fear of fire. with necessary restrictions. And especially the prohibition of all fireworks On this occasion 14 July the municipality with a dominant forest. That is the 159 municipalities of the Gironde.

In Lot-et-Garonne (47) and Landes (40), the situation is also critical. An orange alert was also initiated for the risk of fire.

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