Firefighters From 6 Countries Battle French Wildfire

Firefighters from six countries traveled to Gironde, France, to help battle wildfires that have spread to 7,400 hectares as of August 12, according to local authorities.

Nearly 400 firefighters from Poland, Romania, Austria, Germany, Greece, and Italy are working alongside 1,100 French firefighters to battle a blaze which began on August 9 near Saint-Magne. They are also contributing a combined 101 vehicles and four aircraft.

Local authorities reported on August 11 that 10,000 people have been evacuated from their homes due to the wildfire.

On August 11, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne visited Gironde and emphasized the importance of tackling global warming. Credit: Sapeurs-Pompiers 33 via Storyful

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