Wildfires in southern France contained after two days


One of the bigest wildfires in France this summer, which began on Wednesday in the southern Aude département (county) mobilising more than 500 firefighters, was finally contained on Friday after the destruction of about 900 hectares of mostly pine forest.

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More than 500 firefighters have spent two days battling a blaze that began Wednesday in the Aude département (county) in southern France, which has already destroyed 900 hectares of pine forest, reports Radio France Internationale.