Status: 09/13/2022 1:38 PM
New wildfires have spread in south-west France. More than 1000 hectares of forest have already been destroyed. In mid-September, the region experiences a record temperature of about 40 °C.
New forest fires have been spreading in south-west France since Monday. Officials said the flames had destroyed more than 1,000 hectares of forest.
Maximum temperature for mid-September
More than 500 people had to leave their homes in the Gironde department on the Atlantic coast when a small fire broke out south of Bordeaux.
Strong winds prevented the fire brigade from extinguishing the fire. Two firefighting aircraft and a helicopter are also in use.
Firefighters trying to douse a forest fire near Soumos village.
September with record temperature
The southwest of France maintains record temperatures in mid-September. The hot Moroccan air sent the thermometer in the Landes department reaching 39.1 degrees Celsius. According to the weather service, it’s high for September.
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