The fire which started Monday in the forest of Pugle (Maine-et-Loire) north of Baugé-en-Anjou, has already burned around 600 hectares and around fifty people have been evacuated, we learned on Tuesday with the prefecture and the fire department.
“The fire is not fixed”, indicates the Codis of the department on Tuesday.
Some 500 additional hectares are threatened with going up in smoke.
#fire ⚠️ Fire still in progress in the forest of Pugle:
About fifty people evacuated
600 ha burned
500 ha threatened
About twenty sensitive points concerned
317 👨 🚒 engaged & 107 🚒 deployed
A Dash was implemented in the evening and will roll out again in the morning https://t.co/chV00XS5FY pic.twitter.com/Xi9a9reymI
– Prefect of Maine-et-Loire 🇫🇷🇪🇺 (@Prefet49) August 9, 2022
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According to the prefecture, out of the twenty sensitive points concerned, “317 men are engaged and 107 vehicles” are on site.
A Dash [a water bomber] was also deployed and made several rotations on Tuesday morning.
The smell of smoke extends over a large part of Maine-et-Loire, as far as Angers and Cholet, but also in Nantes in Loire-Atlantique, reports
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