nearly 200 firefighters backed by Canadair, struggled Saturday afternoon against a forest fire near Saint-Marcel-lès-Annonay, in the Ardèche, which has already destroyed tens of hectares and threatened homes, a-t-on learned from the Codis of the department. "Ultimately, this will be 280 firefighters" who also came from the Loire and the Drôme, which will be mobilized to combat the fire which began in the early afternoon, told Agence France-Presse the centre operational departmental fire and rescue (Codis) of the Ardèche.
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At the time, 950 soldiers of the fire had braved the searing and fifty houses, in several hamlets had been evacuated. The Ardèche and the Loire were always placed Saturday in vigilance orange heat wave by Météo-France.p> Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 13:33