In the evening from Saturday to Sunday May 29, a fire broke out at 9 p.m. in the town of Saint-Maurice-sur-Eygues, south of the Drome department.
The fire was sparked by strong winds and destroyed 5,000 m2 vegetation near the Eygues river. The fire was not under control by the 26 firefighters who responded to the call. After 1 hour and 15 min, all five engines were engaged, the firefighters managed to put out the flames.
The intervention lasted for 2h30. To prevent recovery, a round was scheduled.
Although May is the hottest month, firefighters are always on the alert for forest fires due to the Drome drought.