Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Wildfires rage in French tourist hotspots of Provence and Corsica

A series of massive wildfires are raging across parts of southern France and Corsica, in areas popular with tourists.
Up to 900 hectares of forest has been engulfed in flames, threatening homes on the island of Corsica, off the southern French coast.

A further 860 hectares has been ravaged by a blaze in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region.

A Canadair firefighting aircraft drops water on a wildfire which burns a forest in Carros near Nice

Meanwhile, a few miles south of the tourism hotspot of Saint-Tropez, residents were forced to flee from their homes as the area became blanketed in smoke from a forest fire.

Four firefighters have been injured battling the blazes in the Riviera region.

SKY    News.