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France .. A fire destroys 620 acres of pine trees, injuring four firefighters

A bushfire in southern France destroyed 620 acres of pine trees and injured four firefighters as they participated in extinguishing the flames.

Fire Department spokesman William Burrell said today that the fire in Obei, Gar, was “extremely violent” due to high winds and dry weather.

Civil protection agencies said: About 300 firefighters are participating in extinguishing the fire, which has so far not been controlled.

While the mayor of Ube indicated – in press releases – that the authorities had evacuated some families.

In the moment in which questyear began the third heat wave in France, several regions have declared a state of maximum alert; Waiting for fires.

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