Bornel, Chepoix, Bouconvillers and Sarnois… Field fires are increasing in the Oise

Bornel, Chepoix, Bouconvillers and Sarnois… Field fires are increasing in the Oise

At least four field fires occurred in the Oise on Sunday July 17. Above, in Chepoix, near Breteuil. – Photo: Screenshot / Christophe Deffontaines – Facebook.

The first alert was given on Sunday July 17 shortly before 6 p.m., in Bornel, near Chambly, in the south-west of the Oise. Three hectares in a field of standing barley burned. The fire was contained by the firefighters of Chambly, Méru, Noailles and Beaumont-sur-Oise (Val-d’Oise) brought the disaster under control. Firefighters also managed to prevent a spread to a nearby rapeseed field.

Around 6:40 p.m., the town from Chepoix, near Breteuil, north of Beauvais, was in turn the victim of a stubble fire. Three hectares went up in smoke. Firefighters from Breteuil, Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, Crèvecœur-le-Grand and Montdidier (Somme) were mobilized for this intervention.



Back in the south-west of the department, in Bouconvillers, near Chaumont-en-Vexin. Shortly after 7 p.m., a combine harvester caught fire near the RD95. The fire was extinguished with a lance, by firefighters from Chaumont and Val-d’Oise.

Finally, in Sarnois, near Breteuil on the Picardy Plateau, 1.5 hectares of a six-hectare field burned around 10 p.m. Firefighters from Crèvecœur-le-Grand, Formerie and Grandvilliers went to the scene and extinguished the flames. The farmer concerned lent a hand by carrying out the stubble cultivation.

38 fires Saturday July 16

Since the beginning of July, firefighters have been out daily for fires in agricultural areas. Between July 11 and 16, the departmental fire and rescue service of Oise (60) recorded 1,100 calls.

Saturday 16, 38 interventions for fires, including that of the Paprec factory in Pont-Sainte-Maxence, were recorded. Fires where the heat of the last few days plays a role. The heat wave scheduled for Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July should not help matters.

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