Monday evening, “the fires are fixed except in the Brasparts sector”, said the prefecture in a press release, specifying that 160 firefighters were on site.
“Farmers, integrated into the system, provide 5 tanks (tonnes of water) for the water supply and the extinction of fires on the edge”, specifies the prefecture.
With these latest fires, the area burned since the beginning of the summer in the Arrée mountains now amounts to 2,060 hectares, in a region usually little affected by summer fires.
In the neighboring department of Morbihan, “after a fairly calm morning and used to ensure the drowning of the fires of the day before, from noon, many fire starts or resumptions of fire appeared in the department in the communes of locoal-Mendon, Marzan and Surzur”, with around sixty hectares affected, said the prefecture.
The fire which affected the coastal town of Erdeven this weekend, near the Quiberon peninsula, destroyed 44 hectares and is now fixed.
Also in the West, a fire was underway in Maine-et-Loire, on the border with Sarthe, affecting the wooded area of the Pugle forest, according to the department’s Codis. Some 180 firefighters and air reinforcements were mobilized and 170 hectares of forest have already burned.
Shells dating from the First World War were buried in the area and some of them may have exploded. According to the Codis, the area being “perfectly controlled and known to the authorities”, these shells and these explosions do not represent any danger.
According to scientists, the multiplication of extreme meteorological phenomena (heat wave, drought, fires, etc.) is a direct consequence of global warming, with greenhouse gas emissions increasing in intensity, duration and frequency.