Wind drop helps tame France wild­fire

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

BORMES-LES-MI­MOSAS, France — French fire­fight­ers have tamed one of the fiercest blazes to break out dur­ing four days of wild­fires in the coun­try’s south­east Mediter­ranean coast that led to the evac­u­a­tion of more than 12,000 peo­ple.

The fire in the sea­side town of Bormes-Les-Mi­mosas in the south­ern Var re­gion calmed Thurs­day be­cause of a drop in the wind — but still marked the sky­line with clouds of black smoke that were vis­i­ble for miles.

“The fire is con­tained,” Fred­eric Marchi-Lec­cia of the Var Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vice told re­porters Thurs­day.

Still, the Var pre­fec­ture said fires in some sites in Bormes-les-Mi­mosas mean it is “not yet pos­si­ble” for evac­u­ated res­i­dents and tourists to re­turn to their homes and camp­sites.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.