DIRECT. Fires: more than 900 hectares destroyed in several fires in Ardèche

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DIRECT.  Fires: more than 900 hectares destroyed in several fires in Ardèche

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00h00 : It’s midnight. Here are the main news headlines:

• The criminal trail is “privileged” by the prosecution in the fires which have already ravaged 950 hectares in the Ardèche, where 600 firefighters are mobilized. One person was taken into custody.

Visiting Benin, Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of being “one of the last colonial imperial powers” and to wage a new form of “hybrid warfare” in the world.

• After a year of sharp decline, the number of category A job seekers fell by 0.8% in the second quarter, according to the Ministry of Labor. All categories combined, the decline is 1.7%.

End of the adventure for the Blues. They bowed to the Germans (1-2) in the semi-finals of the Euro and say goodbye to their dreams of the final.

9:51 p.m.: The people evacuated from the “Le Plan d’eau” campsite, in Saint -Privat, are being reinstated. On the other hand, the evacuation is maintained in Vogüé, both for homes and campsites. “Everything necessary is being done to take care of the evacuees and to organize the return to their homes as soon as possible.”

9:51 p.m.: In total, 950 hectares have been burned by fires in Ardèche, according to the latest report from the prefecture. “The situation is however more favorable” , specifies the point situation at 9:30 p.m., and “the fire heading towards Vogüé is calmer in intensity”. The firefighters remain “strongly” mobilized on the ground to try to contain the flames.

9:15 p.m. : The Aubenas gendarmerie explained that they had arrested a suspect, near a fire, reports France 3 Auvergne Rhône-Alpes. His vehicle had been spotted several times by local residents, each time not far from incipient fires.

9:11 p.m.: Hats off to the firefighters on the South Ardèche fire: commitment and courage in the service of the population. Privileged criminal lead, GAV in progress. #PRPrivas

9:10 p.m.: a “criminal track is preferred” in the context of fires that strike the Ardèche, announces the prosecution. Police custody is in progress.

8:52 p.m.: The consequences of the #fire in #Lussas and #Lavilledieu seen from the sky from the helicopter of the @SecCivileFrance#IncendieArdeche #Ardeche

8:51 p.m.: The prefect of Ardèche went to Vogüé, where he spoke with the mayor to take stock of the progress of the fire. He then carried out an aerial reconnaissance to assess the extent of the fire damage. We will keep you informed of the evolution of the situation.

6:54 p.m.: VIDEO – Fire in the South-Ardèche, “the challenge this evening is to protect the village of Voguë and that the fire does not jump not the Ardèche river because there are scrubland forests behind” warns the @Prefet07, Thierry Devimeux

6:55 p.m.: “These fires broke out around 10 a.m. As unfortunately, we we have a significant drought situation – strong ch alue, very dry ground and strong wind – the fire grew and progressed towards the south (…). It is not fixed, still threatens and is approaching the village of Vogüé.”The prefect of Ardèche, Thierry Devimeux, gave an update on the fires which destroyed 900 hectares in the department. He now evokes a “tactical challenge”: to prevent, of course, that the flames do not reach Vogüé But also do everything to prevent the flames from crossing the Ardèche river, because “large forests of scrubland” are more South.

6:35 p.m. : Back in pictures on the fire that strikes the area of ​​Lussas, Lavilledieu, Saint-Sernin and Vogüé as well as the intervention of @SDISPompiers07

6:30 p.m.: The prefect spoke to the press after the situation update with the @SDISPompiers07 and the @Gendarmerie_007. @Gendarmerie @PompiersFR @SecCivileFrance

6:29 p.m.: Several fires are still underway in Ardèche, where they have already ravaged 900 hectares of land. “The main fire continues to progress along the Ardèche river” , specifies the prefecture, “and heads towards the town of Voguë where the action of the firefighters is now concentrated”.

6:17 p.m.: “We are asking for the heaviest sanctions. Because it impacts the ecological transition, the transmission to all generations. It is hard, because it jeopardizes all our prevention and education work. So I am very bitter.” There is no longer any doubt: the fire that started ravaged 800 hectares between Gignac, Saint-Bauzille-de-la-Sylve and Aumelas (Hérault) is of criminal origin. Residents and elected officials interviewed by France Bleu Hérault are angry, and are demanding exemplary sentences.

6:00 p.m.: At 6 p.m., here is a summary of the news of the afternoon:

• No respite on the forest fire front. While the disaster in the Gignac sector is now “fixed” in the Hérault, the firefighters of the Ardèche are now doing faced with a fire that destroyed 750 hectares in and around Lussas.

• After a year of sharp decline, the number of category A job seekers has fell 0.8% in the second quarter, according to the Ministry of Labor. All categories combined, the decline is 1.7%.

• Les Bleues are only one step away from a historic final. The France team faces Germany, at 9 p.m., in the semi-final of the Euro, in England. A sizeable challenge against the most successful team in the competition.

• The descent into hell stops for Bordeaux. Relegated to Ligue 2, then administratively demoted to National 1, the Girondin club obtained from the FFF its maintenance in the second division, thanks to sound finances.

5:20 p.m.: 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ Vogüé-village is being evacuated. People are moved to Lanas.The Lavilledieu SPA and the lake campsite in Saint-Privat were also evacuated.

5:20 p.m.: ⚠️ Following the #fire in Lussas, Lavilledieu and Saint-Sernin
🔥 The #fire continues to progress towards Vogüé. 750 ha of forest and scrubland burned.
🚒👩‍🚒👨‍🚒 5 columns are mobilized, i.e. 450 firefighters and 80 gear.

5:19 p.m. : News of the fire that has been raging since this morning in Ardèche . The prefecture now reports 750 hectares of vegetation destroyed by the flames. Five Canadair and two Dash are deployed in the air.

3:58 p.m.: The fire in the Gignac sector is “now fixed” , announces the prefecture of Hérault. “The people evacuated yesterday in the Aumelas sector were able to return to their homes”, she specifies, while adding that “the firefighters remain mobilized to prevent any resumption of fire”. The prefectural crisis unit has been lifted.

3:14 p.m.: A volunteer firefighter, suspected of being the cause of several fires in May and in recent days, was arrested last night “unrelated to the Gignac fire “, announces the prefecture of Hérault.

2:30 p.m.: First images of the fires in Ardèche come to us from a surfer present in Lussas. We see powerful flames fanned by the wind, this morning.

2:21 p.m.: too sad and moreover he is a volunteer – RIP – that these men are brave –

2:21 p.m.: Condolences to the family of the hero who died fighting the fire.

2:18 p.m. : I have just learned of the death of a volunteer firefighter due to illness during the fire in our Montagnette near Tarcason. Thanks to this hero, thoughts for his family. 😥’

2:17 p.m. : ⚫️ DEATH NOTICE It is with immense sadness that we inform you of the death of Chief Warrant Officer Martial Morin of the CIS of Tain l’Hermitage following an illness which occurred on July 15 in the exercise of his mission during the fight against a forest fire in Tarascon.

2:16 p.m. : A volunteer firefighter who fell ill during an operation against a fire in the Bouches-du-Rhône is dead, Monday, ten days after the facts, announce the firefighters of the Drôme.

2:13 p.m.: A man suspected of being at the origin of the fires in Ardèche was arrested in Saint-Julien-du-Serre, according to France Bleu Drôme Ardèche. He was arrested at the exit of a bush, near a vehicle already seen on other affected sites this morning.

2:06 p.m.: 🚒Firefighters are positioned to protect sensitive points in the Lavilledieu activity area.
🏭THE evacuation of 2 factories/establishments in Lavilledieu was carried out.
🙏 Thank you to everyone for avoiding the area in question so as not to hinder the intervention of the rescue

2:06 p.m.: As a reminder, 3 lights:

-Freycenet: 10 ha burned, 30 firefighters mobilized
-St Julien du Serre: 1 ha, 20 firefighters
-Lussas- Lavilledieu: about 200 ha. 20 machines and 200 firefighters mobilized as well as 2 columns from the South East zone, 5 Canadair, 1 Dash and 1 helicopter from @SecCivileFrance

2:05 p.m.: @Ardéchois: Indeed, the prefecture reports several ongoing fires south and west of Aubenas. About 200 hectares have already been destroyed in Lussas and the first evacuations have been initiated.

2:05 p.m.: A big fire near Aubenas in Ardèche?

12:33 p.m.: #ForestFires | ⚠️ Fire in the #Hérault on Saint-Bauzille-de-la-Sylve, Gignac & Aumelas ➡️ Situation update at 9:30 a.m. (D+1) 🚒 The #fire is contained Continuation of the treatment of hot spots 👩 🚒 650 firefighters mobilized 🌳 1000ha covered 🔥800ha burned ℹ️CP👉

12:58 : The Hérault prefecture broadcasts an impressive photo showing the homes (and the many swimming pools) that were saved from the flames by firefighters in the Gignac sector. Obviously, everything happened a few meters away.

12:15 p.m.: More than a hundred visitors climbed to the top of the Dune du Pilat this morning, after the reopening of the site. #DuneduPilat #Gironde #fires

12:14 p.m.: Return of the public to the largest Dune in Europe

12.14pm: Reopening of the Dune du Pilat this morning. Access only by bus

12:14 p.m. : The Dune du Pilat reopened this morning, two weeks after the start of the monster fires which ravaged 7,000 hectares in La Teste-de-Buch, in Gironde. France Bleu Gironde made the ascent, with a view of the burnt forests.

12:06: At noon, here are the main news headlines:

• After three quarters of sharp decline, unemployment fell very slightly this quarter. On average, the number of category A jobless people (excluding Mayotte) decreased by 0.8% compared to the first quarter (-15.1% over one year).

The National Assembly last night voted on the second part of measures on purchasing power, as part of the amending finance bill for 2022.

Nearly 1,000 hectares burned in the Hérault. The fire “is no longer progressing”, assure the firefighters, but the authorities remain vigilant because of the wind. Follow our direct.

#NUCLEAR The Nuclear Safety Authority judges the control strategy of EDF “appropriate”

concerning the corrosion of nuclear reactors.

#DROUGHT July 2022 will be “very likely” the driest month of July since 1959 and the start of soil dryness measurements, announces Météo France.

11:13 a.m.: Operations are continuing on the front of the fires in the Hérault, in “more favorable” weather conditions . According to the firefighters, there are “no injuries among civilians and no homes affected”.


09:32 a.m.: At 9 a.m., here are the main news headlines :

The National Assembly voted last night the second component of measures on purchasing power, as part of the amending finance bill for 2022.

Nearly 1,000 hectares have burned in the Hérault . The fire “is no longer progressing”, assure the firefighters, but the authorities remain vigilant because of the wind. Follow our direct.

• Gérald Darmanin affirmed, on BFMTV, “assume a form of double punishment” for delinquent foreigners who, consequently, once their conviction has been carried out, will be expelled.

• The “yes” to the new Constitution imposed by President Kaïs Saïed in Tunisia won by an overwhelming majority of 94.6%, according to the president of the electoral authority.

9:06 a.m. : With the wind picking up during the day, firefighters will remain vigilant today in the Hérault. No less than 650 firefighters will remain mobilized.

09:05: “There is always a risk of recovery.”

“The fire is no longer progressing, but we will remain very vigilant” , assures the sub-prefect of Lodève (Hérault) . “Most of the work was done overnight.”

08:41: Hello @Val. “Fixed”, “controlled”, “circumscribed” or “drowned”… It is sometimes difficult to navigate with the vocabulary of firefighters, and we offer you this little glossary to see it more clearly. It is said that a fire is fixed when it is no longer progressing, but the flames can remain lively and the fire “active on the sides”, a spokesperson for the National Federation of Firefighters of France told franceinfo.

08h40: What is the difference between the terms “fixed” for a fire and “no longer progressing”?

08:34: The weather conditions are “more favourable” this morning in the Hérault, where 650 firefighters have been trying to put out a fire since the day before. But still strong winds are expected during the day, with gusts of up to 50 km / h, announces Météo France to franceinfo. The tramontana should weaken next night.


07:31: No plume visible on the sea this morning…

07:27: Yesterday, I saw the plumes smoke from my house. It seems that the firefighters came to control this fire at nightfall. This morning, no plume of smoke visible on the horizon. Congratulations to the firefighters!

07:38: The fire of Mediterranean vegetation which broke out yesterday about twenty kilometers from Montpellier (Hérault)“no longer progressing”, even if it is not yet fixed, announce the firefighters this morning, after a night of struggle. “It is not fixed yet, because we still have many edges to treat, so we will pass it ‘fixed’ when these edges will be calmer”, said the spokesperson for the Hérault firefighters.

06:47: Hello @Syriaberry. The authorities have not made a new update (pdf link) since last night. According to the latest news, this fire of Mediterranean vegetation yesterday devastated more than 1,000 hectares and caused nearly 300 evacuations. There are 650 firefighters mobilized in a difficult to access area located about twenty kilometers from Montpellier (Hérault). “The attention of the firefighters is particularly focused on the west and south of Saint-Paul-et-Valmalle”, explains the prefecture.

06:47: Hello Clément, any news from the Hérault fires? Good day, hoping that the fire is fixed quickly.

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