le lavandou - According to French media, Corsica was arrested on suspicion of suspected fire. Fire fights are also suspected in other forest fires on the French mainland. Whoever is the detainee remains unclear.
In the fight against forest fires in southern France, more than twenty firemen and police officers have been injured, including two very serious. This was announced on Wednesday the France-bleu news site on the third day of forest fires on the Riviera and Corsica.
An estimated 5,000 hectares have already been burned. On Wednesday, new fire brigades were signaled in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which Marseille is the capital. In the neighboring department of Var, 1000 hectares have been burned since Tuesday evening and more than 12,000 people, including hotel guests and about 3,000 campers, had to be evacuated. That was north of Le Lavandou, about 80 kilometers east of Marseille.
There is a lot of fires in the Midi, like northeast of Aix-en-Provence near La Croix-Valmer, south of the famous seaside resort of Saint Tropez. There is the fire brigade reportedly the forest fire has been reported since Tuesday evening.
Also in Corsica, forest fires and evacuations have been carried out. The Interior Minister, Gérard Collomb, has visited Corsica to watch fire fighting. He has promised to buy more firefighters.