Fires in Gironde: the Landiras fire now fixed, after 12 days of fighting the flames

The prefect of Gironde Fabienne Buccio must bring together, this Monday, July 25, the elected officials and the economic actors of the two disaster areas to “prepare the way out of the crisis on the economic level”.

The lights are “fixed”. This Monday, July 25, the prefect of Gironde Fabienne Buccio announces that the Landiras fire is now defined. “All the inhabitants will be able to return,” she added.

#fires #Gironde
After 12 days of relentless fight against the flames, the prefect Fabienne BUCCIO announces that the fire of #Landiras is now referred to as that of #LaTestedeBuch since Saturday.
All the inhabitants still evacuated will therefore be able to return to their homes. pic.twitter.com/2oquvziZRp

– Prefect of New Aquitaine and Gironde (@PrefAquitaine33) July 25, 2022

“The temperatures above 35° today caused the appearance of fumaroles and fire outbreaks in the burnt area which were consumed by the 1,200 firefighters and the air resources still mobilized on the ground”, had detailed a press release from Fabienne Buccio, prefect of Gironde, this Sunday.

“These phenomena should decrease tomorrow with the announced drop in temperatures”, adds the prefecture.

In Landiras, no new authorization could be granted this Sunday, July 24 to allow the evacuees to return to their homes. The authorities are continuing to study the situation sector by sector.

The fire in La Teste-de-Buch fixed

Since Saturday July 23, the fire in La Teste-de-Buch has been considered by the authorities to be “fixed”, unlike that of Landiras, which remains “contained”. These two fires burned nearly 21,000 hectares of forest, about twice the area of ​​intramural Paris.

They did not cause any human casualties, but forced more than 36,000 people to leave their accommodation, including 6,000 holidaymakers evacuated from the five campsites on the Dune du Pilat which were then destroyed by the flames.

However, the prefecture specifies that “the D259 remains closed between the roundabouts of Miquelots and the dune, as does the D218 road between the roundabout of the dune of Pilat and Biscarosse, and track 214. The dune of Pilat also remains unreachable.”

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