The ministère des Ressources naturells et des Forêts has decided to lift the ban on open fires in or in the vicinity of a forest. This decision, taken in collaboration with the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU), therefore results in the complete lift of the ban starting on July 17 at 8 a.m. This measure was in effect since may.
There is (are) currently 23 fire(s) in activity, but firefighting operations are progressing rapidly, with all fires (contained or under control). Since the start of the protection season, 507 fires have affected 1 503 138.3 hectares. The average for the last 10 years at this time of the year is 314 fires for an area of 15 683.3 hectares.
SIÈGE SOCIAL (médias nationaux)