Last night it rained in the south of France! Due to the change in weather, the situation is currently easing somewhat.
During the night of the thunderstorm, our emergency forces were busy for longer than usual with firefighting of fire nests on a 1.5 kilometer long section of road and the protection of the buildings adjacent to it. Currently, the unit is continuing its response activities at an incident site from the previous days. Furthermore, the location of Le Arroundeys was approached in order to carry out post-extinguishing work there. Evacuated villages were reopened by the emergency management and residents were able to return to their homes.
The French authorities are constantly assessing the current situation and coordinating the deployment of European-wide emergency forces. Whether the forest fire module can be released from service sooner after the change in weather will be seen in the coming days.
As before, 65 forces from the fire departments of Bonn, Düsseldorf, Leverkusen, Königswinter, Ratingen, firefighters from Lower Saxony, expert advisors from the aid organization “@fire” and a supply unit of the Johanniter Unfallhilfe are on site.