The violent fire which broke out on Monday in the Var “is still not fixed and is still subject to change”, but the weather conditions are expected to be “favorable” said Thursday the commander of the rescue operations of the firefighters Loïc Lambert.

The fire did not progress overnight, continued Loïc Lambert, specifying that “The efforts were concentrated on the sector of Garde-Freinet and Vidauban”.

The fire, which broke out on Monday afternoon from an A57 motorway rest area, north-east of Toulon, burned more than 6,300 hectares of forest in the Massif des Maures and the hinterland. Gulf of Saint Tropez. Two people died in the fire, according to the latest report.

Some 1,200 firefighters are still on the ground and around 10,000 tourists and residents were evacuated on Monday evening. On Wednesday evening, 1,300 holidaymakers from the PachaCaïd campsite in the village of La Môle, refugees in a gymnasium in Bormes-les-Mimosas, on the coast, were able to return to their tents and mobile homes.

The France had so far been spared the fires this summer. This is not the case with Greece, the second country most affected by fires behind Italy this year. Since Monday, a fire has ravaged the region of trash, north-west of Athens.

The country, which has faced an unprecedented heat wave for decades, has suffered hundreds of fires since the start of the summer. The fires severely tested the capacities of the authorities, which led the Greek government to launch an appeal for international aid, via the European Union.

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In the center of spain also, a forest fire broke out this weekend following a car accident, in the region d’Avila. It is stabilized, according to Spanish media, but has burned more than 20,000 hectares.

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