In the west of the Dordogne, the Double burns.
Two fires broke out late Sunday afternoon in this forest, ravaging "about a hundred hectares", the department's firefighters said on Sunday.
Some 200 firefighters were still mobilized on Sunday evening to fight against these fires which were spreading in "softwood areas" in the municipalities of La Roche-Calais and Eygurande-et-Gardedeuil, 15 km apart from each other. the other.
The department classified as “severe” risk for forest fires
The first fire started at around 5.30 p.m. in La Roche-Clais, burning “a hundred hectares”, while the fire in Eygurande-et-Gardedeuil broke out at 6.45 p.m. destroying 8 hectares, said the authorities. firefighters.
Two Canadairs, a Dash plane and two water bomber helicopters intervened until nightfall on Sunday.
The Dordogne has been classified as “severe” risk for forest fires since Thursday.
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