Hundreds of firefighters were battling forest fires covering hundreds of hectares in the Gard region of southern France on July 8, according to local authorities.
In a Facebook post, the regional fire department said 680 firefighters were on the scene in Bordezac, where a fire had burned 620 hectares. Evacuations were carried out in the villages of Bordezac and Besseges as a precaution, they said.
Another 100 firefighters were battling a fire in Generac, which had burnt 235 hectares.
The department said the fire risk would remain high over the coming days due to a spell of drought and strong winds. Credit: Sapeurs-pompiers du Gard via Storyful