Keyword: Fires

France appeals to EU neighbours over Riviera and Corsica fires

It has requested two additional Canadair water bombers to add to the 19 aircraft currently battling the flames.

Southern France forest fires contained but alert remains

The massive fires that destroyed hundreds of hectares close to the Provençal town of Aix-en-Provence this weekend, cutting off roads and rail lines, are believed to have been cause by a discarded cigarette officials said, as soaring temperatures in southern France this week are keeping firefighters on alert.

Eight dead in separate building blazes in France

Five children died overnight Saturday in a blaze during a visit to their divorced father, while three squatters perished in a blaze near Paris.