Thousands of holidaymakers evacuated from Saint-Tropez campsites as wildfire ravages area

Thousands of holidaymakers had to be evacuated from campsites overnight (August 16/17) as a forest fire burned 5,000 hectares of land near the upmarket resort of Saint-Tropez in southeast France. Firefighters continued to battle the blaze from the land and the air today although it began to spread more slowly due to dropping winds, officials said.

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