A major fire broke out this Saturday, at the end of the morning, in the Massif de la Clape, in Aude. According to France 3, a hundred hectares had already gone up in smoke in the middle of the afternoon and up to three times are threatened by flames if we are to believe the information from the rescue services in this sector between Nabonne and the sea. At least 200 firefighters are mobilized on site, air resources are also mobilized.
For the moment, no residential sector has been evacuated but a campsite has been evacuated near Narbonne-Place, the road leading to this sector has also been cut. The fire broke out while the region is experiencing “very intense drought conditions”, according to Colonel Jean-Luc Beccari, departmental director of the region’s fire department, interviewed on BFMTV.
“The fire is currently developing in parts inaccessible by land means, which considerably hinders our fight on the ground”, Jean-Luc Beccari explained to our colleagues. Also, the wind, not very present, nevertheless does not facilitate the operations because it turns.