Montagnette fire: Victim of illness, a Drôme firefighter dies fighting the fire

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Montagnette fire: Victim of illness, a Drôme firefighter dies fighting the fire

DEATH A firefighter died on Monday following an illness that occurred on July 15th while he was fighting the Montagnette fire, in Tarascon

Un camion de pompier sur l'incendie de la Montagnette

A fire truck on the Montagnette fire — Bouches-du- Rhone

The firefighters of the Drôme lose one of their own. Chief Warrant Officer Martial Morin, volunteer firefighter in Tain-l’Hermitage, died on Monday, we learned from the SDIS of Drôme. He died following an illness which occurred on July 15 while this firefighter was fighting the fire at Montagnette, near Tarascon, in the Bouches-du-Rhône.

This fire, in the immediate vicinity of the railway line, was caused by a wagon with a faulty braking system. It destroyed more than 1,600 hectares of vegetation.

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