Risk of fires in the south of France: 21 firefighters from Oise leave for Aix-en-Provence

Risk of fires in the south of France: 21 firefighters from Oise leave for Aix-en-Provence

A detachment of firefighters from the Oise must deploy on fires expected in the Bouches-du-Rhône from Tuesday July 26. -Photo: screenshot/SDIS60.

After the fires in Gironde and after the many fires that have occurred in the Oise, such as the one in the Ermenonville forest near Parc Astérix, the firefighters of the Oise will lend a hand to their colleagues in the south of France. The Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS60) announced on Monday July 25 that a detachment of 21 Oisian fire soldiers left Beauvais at the end of the afternoon to join Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du -Rhone). To this is added in the crew a colleague from Pas-de-Calais. All will be driving at night and must be operational the next day in the field, by noon at the latest.

Several hundred firefighters converge south

All are specialists in forest fire operations. They did not leave empty-handed, since they carry their own equipment, in particular to sleep on site.

Several hundred firefighters are called in as reinforcements from all over France and must quickly converge on the south-east area. The authorities are concerned about the weather conditions forecast for Tuesday, July 26. “A strong wind and strong heat are expected in the Mediterranean arc“, specifies Commander Ludovic Desliens, column leader leaving for Aix.

This mobilization comes barely 24 hours after the return of five firefighters from the Oise. They had left to fight the terrible fires that had occurred in Gironde. They had been in this heavily affected region since July 16.


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