One Firefighter died in the Line of Duty and three others were badly hurt in a roadway crash as they responded to a major wildland fire fire in southern France. The crew lost control of the fire engine on the way to Barcares in the southern region of Pyrenees-Orientales, causing it to overturn.
Strong winds foreced the fire to spread south to the seaside town of Torreilles, covering an area of more than 370 acres. Over 3,000 tourists were evacuated from the town as the fire threatened to hit their camping sites. Hundreds of Firefighters have been fighting the fire since yesterday afternoon in the area surrounding the small town on the Mediterranean coast.
Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.