Mass evacuations from wildfires on French Mediterranean coast


Buildings and vehicles were destroyed and almost 3,000 people evacuated in the area surrounding the southern town of Martigues, near Marseille, where forest fires spreading at a speed estimated by firefighters as 8kph erupted on Tuesday before being finally contained on Wednesday. 

Reading articles is for subscribers only. Subscribe now.

Around 2,700 people have been evacuated, some of them by boat, to escape forest fires that were raging Wednesday across a vast area near the southern French city of Marseille, reports FRANCE 24.