Stabilized the gigantic Forest fire which has burned some 7,400 hectares in the Gironde department, south-west of France.
The authorities are awaiting the time evolution because the heat episode will give way to a stormy front in the next few hours.
A group of German firefighters continues to work in the area together with the French to try to put out the sources that persist in the subsoil.
“We are proud to be here. All colleagues are keen to learn, improve and of course help French firefighters effectively”says German firefighter Heiko Basten.
Several European countries such as Greece, Romania, Austria, Poland and Germany responded to the call for help from the French government, powerless in the face of the advance of the flames on several fronts.
A help that has been indispensable.
“Either we would not have had resources here, or we would have had them to the detriment of other areas, and this allows us to cover the ground better”adds the commander of the fire department of the Gironde, Thomas Mimiague.
The advance of the flames forced evacuate some 10,000 people in the Gironde and Landes departments, in an area already hit by the violent fires in July.