Wildfires in south-eastern France force 10,000 people to evacuate

South-East France was struck by wildfire in late July, with officials evacuating over 10,000 people overnight in an attempt to avoid mass casualty.
The fires, which were in Bormes-les-Mimoses, located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, were tackled by hundreds of firefighters, but the nature of the fire caused France to ask their EU neighbours for additional help in regards to tackling the blaze.
15.4 square miles of land along the Mediterranean coast have been affected by the inferno, which has directly impacted the mountainous interior as well as the island of Corsica, which has seen hundreds leave their homes.
From the 24th to the 26th of July, over 4000 fire fighters and troops supported by water bombers had been deployed to try and control the fire, and at least 12 fire officers have been injured from tackling the blazes, with 15 police officers also being affected by smoke inhalation.
Popular resort Saint-Tropez has been hit with one of the worst bouts of fire, while tourists staying in the region – which doubles or even triples in population in the summer months – have been told to stay on the beaches amongst the cold winds, and there have been as many as 3000 people doing so.

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