The fire, which broke out last night near the town of Gonfaron on the side of the A57 highway in the south of the country, spread to an area of about 7 thousand hectares, moving towards the south with the effect of drought and wind.
At least 7 thousand people living near the region and many campsites near the coast were evacuated due to the flames in which 900 firefighters, 8 planes and 2 helicopters fought.
While the flames damaged more than 100 houses; 3 people were slightly injured, 19 people were poisoned by smoke.
President Macron in the fire zone
French President Emmanuel Macron accompanied Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin to the region.
Expressing that there was no loss of life in the fire, Macron said, “We survived the worst.” said.
The fire in the Var region was “the biggest fire in France this summer”.
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