FIRE – A vegetation fire broke out shortly after noon this Saturday, July 3, in La Clape, near Narbonne-Plage, in the Aude department. Nearly 300 firefighters are mobilized on site and supported by significant air resources.
By late afternoon, the flames extended over more than 250 hectares, but according to SDIS 11, up to 300 hectares of undergrowth could be threatened with burning.
The fire was not yet contained this Saturday evening and some 140 people who were in a campsite were evacuated, as well as around 30 people residing in homes. These dwellings have been preserved.
According to the sub-prefect of Narbonne, who spoke at the microphone of BFMTV, a firefighter was slightly injured by the flames.
Significant resources are being deployed to try to contain the fire in front of the dumbfounded holidaymakers, as you can see in our video at the top of the article.
300 firefighters were mobilized, as well as nine planes (six Canadair and three Dash) and two helicopters. The fire spread rapidly through an area of low vegetation, brush and pine trees.
The firefighters tell our colleagues to France 3 Occitanie that ″ there is little wind, but the problem is that it is turning ”. The fire is now heading towards Gruissan, about ten kilometers west of Narbone-Plage, according to the prefecture.
The authorities ask to avoid the area in order to facilitate access to firefighters. The departmental road leading to Narbonne Plage is cut off.
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