Fires in Gironde: firefighters still on the front




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Sunday, July 24, the fires in Gironde are experiencing a lull. Despite a more favorable situation, the firefighters are still on the front line and are monitoring the weather conditions in the hours to come. Julie Vitaline is in Villandraut to take stock.

On Sunday July 24, the situation improved in Gironde where fires have been raging since July 12. “Firefighters are today hanging on to the improvement in weather conditions to finally hope to control this fire after a scorching day and up to 38°C here, in the south of Gironde”, reports Julie Vitaline, in Villandraut (Gironde). Monitoring is therefore essential with such high temperatures.

The situation could see further improvements since the weather conditions will be better on Monday July 25th. “Temperatures will again drop by 10°C tomorrow, very good news for the firefighters who are still more than 600 mobilized. This evening, one of their objectives, well, is to reopen the last hamlets closed to traffic and thus allow their inhabitants to return to their homes.reveals Julie Vitaline.

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