| 22 July 2024, Monday |

France fighting ‘monster’ wildfire near Bordeaux

France is battling a “giant” wildfire in the Landiras region close to the Bordeaux wine-producing region, according to Gregory Allione of the French firefighters organisation FNSPF.

Allione told RTL Radio that he would classify the Landiras fire as a mega-fire.

“It’s an ogre, it’s a monster,” he added.

Wildfires have torn through the Gironde region near Bordeaux in southwestern France this week, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had clambered onto rooftops as the flames got closer.

  • Reuters