a major forest fire between Narbonne and Carcassonne, several hundred hectares threatened

a major forest fire between Narbonne and Carcassonne, several hundred hectares threatened
a major forest fire between Narbonne and Carcassonne, several hundred hectares threatened

The fire broke out this Saturday, July 24, around 1 p.m., in the town of Moux in Aude. One hundred and fifty firefighters are mobilized and air resources have been requested. The A61 motorway is cut off on this section.

A fire is currently in progress near the A61 motorway in the Audoise town of Moux, between Carcassonne and Narbonne. He declared himself at the stroke of 1 pm on Saturday July 24 and is gaining momentum, according to SDIS 11. Ten hectares have already gone up in smoke. The highway was temporarily cut off.

The fire is gradually moving in the direction of Fontcouverte, east of the Montagne d’Alaric. According to the head of the forest fire department, Jean-Paul Baylac, several hundred to 1,000 hectares of forest could be threatened.

One hundred and fifty firefighters are mobilized on site. A Civil Security Dash and four Canadairs were dispatched. Two houses were evacuated as a precaution but no injuries were to be deplored. The sector is also formally discouraged from the public.

A few days ago, the Aude firefighters recalled on Facebook some essential safety instructions to avoid fires: do not barbecue or fire in the forest, do not carry out work and do not throw away your cigarette butt. cigarette in nature.

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