Despite chilly February temperatures, forest fire destroys hectares in France

A vegetation fireplace has scorched greater than 130 hectares close to the French city of Mouriès.

The blaze broke out at round 5:30 am on Saturday. Some 230 firefighters had been deployed to the Bouches-du-Rhône area for the county’s first main fireplace this yr. 

“The drought these previous couple of days, with few days of wind, the dry vegetation because of winter, the violent wind stirs up the hotbeds of garrigue fires,” one firefighter stated.

“We try to help a discipline of olive timber to make a tactical fireplace. We’ll attempt to comprise it right here, I hope the fireplace won’t leap.”

Firefighters had been in a position to comprise the flames by Saturday afternoon.