Couzeix: a compost fire spreading and threatening a residential property – France 3 . regions

On Sunday August 7, early in the afternoon, a compost fire spread into the adjacent field before reaching a forest at the edge of one of the subdivisions. As a precaution, police and firefighters at the site evacuated dozens of people.

On this Sunday, August 7, around 1:30 p.m., Limoges firefighters were called after a fire in a field dwelling, a highly flammable type of reed in the area. by Texionneras. Residents evacuated as a precaution should be able to return to their accommodation at the end of the day.

It all started with a simple compost fire, but between the winds and a very dry environment at this time of year, the flames quickly spread to the nearby fields of Miscanthos.”The flames advanced very quickly in the fields to spread to the wood ‘,” identifies Lieutenant Sylvain Tourl, commander of the firefighting group in the Limoges sector.

Due to the speed of the flames, police and firefighters at the site evacuated dozens of residents who live in homes on the edge of the wood. firefighters too It does what we call hotspot defenses‘, to try to get the fire under control as quickly as possible.

Significant human and technical resources have been mobilized at the site, including the assistance of firefighters at the airport and the use of 4 tanker trucks, 2 water carriers, and 2 water pumping machines. Additional, used especially in swimming pools in residences closest to the flame.

In the middle of the afternoon the fire did not go out, but it was repaired and no longer progressed. So evacuees from the subdivision should be able to go home at the end of the day. Fields were burned as well as 5 to 6 hectares of forest.

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