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(Translated from French): More than a hundred machines were mobilized to contain a major fire that started around 1:30 p.m. this Sunday in Vitrolles (Bouches-du-Rhône). Fixed and then brought under control in the evening, the fire destroyed around thirty hectares and caused a huge evacuation operation.

“The situation is under control in the town of Vitrolles. 200 firefighters will stay on site tonight for a difficult job of flooding and treating the edges to avoid any risk of recovery, ”tweeted the account of the firefighters of the Bouches-du-Rhône department.

The Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin had also tweeted that he was “proud of the commitment of our firefighters. They have my full support. ”

Read more (article in French): https://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/un-incendie-menace-des-maisons-a-vitrolles-des-habitants-evacues-23-08-2020-8372028.php

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