Thousands evacuated as new wildfires hit south of France


euronews (in English)

Published on Jul 26, 2017

New wildfires have been breaking out in southern France, posing threats to residents and holidaymakers and burning forest and scrubland.

Some 10,000 people including 3,000 campers were evacuated overnight as a fire swept across a stretch of the Riviera.

Amid strong winds and sweltering temperatures, the French Riviera coast has been in the grip of fierce wildfires for days. The French island of Corsica has also been badly hit.

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