The fire erupted on Thursday afternoon in the forest of Chiberta. As reported in several local media, as our colleagues from the South West, the fire of Anglet were always mobilized Thursday night to combat the flames come dangerously close to homes, some of which had to be evacuated.
Tres severe #fire in the forest of Pignada in #Anglet Important means of firefighters deployed on the spot pic.twitter.com/Ip8udly6nU— City of Anglet (@VilleAnglet) July 30, 2020
"Several tens of acres burned", has indicated to the Agence France-Presse the mayor Claude Olive.. "The Canadair come to make their last rotation. They have helped and now the fire department will intervene in the foot", he continued, as night was falling. In addition to these two planes bombers of water, at least 65 firefighters were involved on this urban area, according to the fire department. The prefecture indicates that 40 hectares not been devastated, and that 100 hectares of the land are threatened, and that a house has been burned.
"In 20 hours everything was going well, and then at 20: 30, we were told "That the whole world kind ! the wind has turned'", tells in tears a young girl evacuated from the apartment of her boyfriend. "I had flames ten meters ! Usually, here, there is no wind," says the inhabitant of a house at end of street, on the edge of the forest. The forest of Chiberta, composed of pine trees, is an island of greenery within the urban agglomeration of Bayonne-Biarritz-Anglet densely populated.
the Spectacular interventions of the Canadair on the forest of Pignada in Anglet Fire still in progress and hardly mastered We are on the spot for over two hours now 15 hectares have already burned @F3euskalherri @F3Aquitaine pic.twitter.com/uASDr2AVda— Stephanie Deschamps (@StephanieF3EH) July 30, 2020
The fire comes as the region is hit by a major heat wave. Twenty kilometers of the city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz has largely defeated this Thursday, its highest temperature with the 41.9 °C identified by Météo-France at 17: 00, beating a previous mark, going back to the episode heatwave of 2003, as several other stations in the south-west.Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 16:33