Wildfire Blaze Through France, Chases Residents From Their Homes (See Video)


At least 22 people have been injured in the blazes in the south side of France resulting in 2,700 civilians being forced from their homes. Fires have spread through camping grounds and residential areas.

Tourists and nursing home residents were among those displaced as they fled from forest fires that raced across a vast area near the southern French city of Marseille.

The fire service said after the fire broke out on Tuesday, flames swept through residential areas and multiple campgrounds.

Eight campsites near the towns of Martigues, where the fire erupted, and Sausset-les-Pins have been evacuated, by land and sea, “as a preventative measure”. 

Some 1,800 firefighters, in the air and on the ground, were struggling to contain the blazes after more than 14 hours trying to bring the fires under control.

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