The southern French provincial government said on the 18th local time, the province’s 16 fire is still not under control, has killed two people were killed and 26 injured.
According to the fire advisory issued by the provincial government on the 18th, the province’s Gonfaron town of a highway rest area on the 16th fire, and then the fire in the wind-fuelled rapid spread, the current area of fire more than 7000 hectares. The government has sent 1,200 firefighters, 250 fire engines and several firefighting aircraft to fight the blaze. The fire is not under control because of the persistent high winds.
Varl governor Evans Richar said at a news conference on the 18th that the fire has killed two people, 26 injured, including seven firefighters.
The provincial government said it had evacuated about 10,000 local residents and campers as a precaution and set up 14 reception centres in seven municipalities to accommodate evacuees. A government official in the province of Valls told the media that the cause of the fire was under investigation and that there was a possibility of “human error” causing the fire.