Videos. Two fires in the Dordogne: more than 100 hectares destroyed, 200 firefighters mobilized – Sud Ouest

A second fire broke out in Eygurande-et-Gardedeuilh, 12 kilometers away, also on Sunday 7 August at the end of the afternoon.

At 9 pm, according to the firefighters, 20 hectares were destroyed in La Roche-Shale, where 63 firefighters battled. And in Igorande, 6 hectares were burned and 55 firefighters were engaged. Neither lamp is set to 11pm.

According to the mayor of La Roche-Challe, Jean-Michel Sotro, a house was evacuated early in the evening.

At 9:45 pm, the death toll rose to about 40 hectares due to the two fires, according to a tweet from the province of Dordogne. The fire front will extend over a distance of 2 km. At 10:45 p.m., the area in question was more than 100 hectares, according to Commander Koutier, of the Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters set up a command post at the Domaine des Bruelles, a place of residence and reception, in La Roche-Chalais. The gendarmerie, as well as the governorate’s Secretary-General, Nicolas Dufoud, were also present at the scene.

There were 200 firefighters at 10:45 p.m. (including 140 at La Roche-Chalais), the men from Dordogne receiving reinforcements from colleagues from Charente, Charente-Maritime, Corrèze, and Lot-et-Garonne.

At the end of the afternoon, a plume of smoke was visible for several kilometers around, particularly from the A 89 motorway to the south or from the town of Vanxans to the northwest. Netizens have reported seeing smoke from Ménestérol or Saint-Méard-de-Gurçon.


Several air assets have been committed, including two Canadair aircraft.

Pierre Bourget

Two helicopters were water launchers at the site.


Two helicopters were water launchers at the site.

Pierre Bourget

Two water-propelled grenade launchers and two Canadian Aircraft were at the site around 6:15 p.m. Just before 7 p.m., Dash reached the area. The Horus reconnaissance plane was also engaged. Air resources were shut down around 10:30 p.m.: “It will resume if necessary tomorrow morning,” said Nicolas Duvaud. “If the fire was able to withstand a lot, it was because several outbreaks broke out at the same time, crowding firefighters in several places. The terrain and wind did not help. At 11 pm, the fires were “in the process of rising.” According to the state representative, The night “would make the fight against fire more dangerous.” The goal was to “keep the fire behind the D 730 to protect the homes.”

Due to the drought and heat wave raging for several weeks, Dordogne was endangered by severe wildfires on Thursday, August 4th by Sdis.


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