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France firefighters battle ‘monster’ wildfire near Bordeaux

France firefighters battle ‘monster’ wildfire near Bordeaux. 10,000 people were displaced by the fire, which is located around 30 kilometers southeast of Bordeaux and has destroyed some residences.

In southwest France, more than 1000 firemen are battling a “giant” wildfire that has already consumed roughly 7400 hectares of forest, according to officials.

The wildfire occurs during a record-breaking drought as well as a particularly hot summer in France and throughout Europe. In the southwest, where the Bordeaux wine region is located, temperatures have climbed to 104 degrees Fahrenheit over the last two months.

The A63 motorway, which connects Bordeaux with northern Spain, was recently closed by local officials as a result of the dense smoke clouds that had been towering over the region’s highways and beaches.

Gregory Allione, a firefighter spokesperson, told France’s RTL Radio that “it’s an ogre, it’s a monster.”

The firefighting effort is being hampered by strong winds and hot heat.

From Bonn, 65 German firefighters have already arrived, while others from Poland and Romania are on their way to the fire zone.

The “solidarity of Europe at work!” Emmanuel Macron, the president, tweeted.

Nine water-bombing helicopters have been sent to France, and it is also receiving some firefighting aircraft from Sweden and Greece.

The small hamlet of Landiras has been threatened by a wildfire in France’s Gironde region for the past two days.

A wildfire that started in the same location last month and spread to 14,000 hectares before it was put out. Since 1961, it was the driest month in France.

Several other European nations, including France, have experienced a wave of catastrophic wildfires this summer as a result of the continent-wide drought and high heat.

In Portugal and Spain, the heat has been blamed for more than a thousand fatalities.

10,000 hectares of woodland have been devastated by a wildfire that is raging in central Portugal’s mountainous Serra de Estrela park. There aren’t many people living there. There are about 1500 firemen battling the fire.

Temperatures are expected to reach 37C in some locations during the next four days in the UK, where an amber excessive heat warning is in effect. Authorities warn that the heatwave would likely have an impact on transportation, working conditions, and health.

In order to support the ongoing Gironde operation, several firefighters in France had to be immediately redeployed from other districts.

Specialized aircraft dumping water and flame retardant are supporting them.

Local authorities reported that the blaze was remained out of control on Thursday, despite all their efforts.

Firefighter Jérôme Jean told the news website of BFMTV, “This is the first time we’ve witnessed a fire like this.

According to reports, some locals had to save themselves on rooftops before the evacuation as the flames rushed toward their homes.

Belin-Béliet is now a ghost town because all 2000 of its residents were forced to leave on Wednesday, according to BFMTV.

Unlike many of their neighbors in nearby Hostens, Allisson Fayol and her father made the decision to remain at home for the time being.

According to Fayol, “There is still a lot of smoke, but for the time being it’s not coming this way.”

Elisabeth Borne, the prime minister, and Gérald Darmanin, the interior minister, were in the area to assess the extent of the damage.

The likelihood of hot, dry weather, which is prone to start wildfires, is increasing due to climate change.

Since the start of the industrial period, the world has already warmed by around 1.2C, and temperatures will continue to rise unless governments drastically reduce emissions.

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