They manage to control the spread of fires in the Landes on 20 July 2022

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The firebreaks carried out in recent hours have been effective and it has been possible to limit the advance of the flames. 20,300 hectares have been burned between the La Teste de Buch and Landiras fires and nearly 37,000 people have been evacuated.

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The to burn in La Teste-de-Buch and Landiras in the Landes they could have been checked in the final hours, after more than a week of hard fighting against the flames.

The firewalls carried out in recent hours by the DFCI (Forest Fire Protection Office) of Aquitaine and the ONF (National Forest Office), with the support of forestry companies and army excavators, have proven to be effective in limiting the spread of fires.

the more than 2000 firefighters and troops moved to the location, and with the help of 8 seaplanes and 2 Dash planes, they have been able to work on part of the perimeter and have been able to build support lines to facilitate the extinction.

Despite the large loss of forest mass and environmental impact, authorities emphasize that there are no regrets about human losses or serious injuries.

In the fire of Teste-de-Buch Since July 12, 7,000 hectares have been burned and a total of 20,000 people have been evacuated.

Teste-de-Buch fires in a Copernicus satellite image from July 17. EFE

In Landiras there are 13,300 hectares of burnt forest. Some 2,000 people have been evacuated for prevention in recent hours and troops are now working to control the perimeter of the fire, anticipate potential complications and build new support areas.

Fire in the Landiras area, in a Copernicus satellite image from July 17.  EFE

Fire in the Landiras area, in a Copernicus satellite image from July 17. EFE

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Source: EITB

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