Firefighting planes battle devastating blaze near French resort of Saint-Tropez

Huge teams of French firefighters battled to contain a devastating wildfire near the upmarket French resort of Saint-Tropez on Tuesday (August 17). Thousands of residents and holidaymakers have already been forced to evacuate. Around 900 firefighters used aircraft and high-pressure hoses to battle the blaze which began in the Plaine des Maures nature reserve on Monday evening.

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