- In their efforts to subdue some fierce wildfires in southern France, four French firemen were injured Wednesday. Three of them suffered severe injuries, told the French Ministry of the Interior.
About 1,200 firefighters were plucked to extinguish the fires. They get help from fire fighting aircraft. In include Vitrolles, lying just northwest of Marseille, vacated his homes and,, more than a thousand 'residents to safety.
Hundreds of hectares have already gone up in flames, French media report. In large parts of Provence to see his thick, often yellow-brown smoke.
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A large number of flights to and from Marseille and other nearby airports are delayed or even canceled. Also, several roads, including the A8 and A7 motorways and railway lines have been closed.