New forest fires along the Ardèche river in France burn 900 hectares of land

Forest fires in the Ardèche department in southeastern France, which broke out on Wednesday morning, have burned 900 hectares of land and forced evacuations in different towns, French daily Le Figaro reported.

According to Le Figaro, a total of 550 firefighters and 100 intervention vehicles, as well as air units of firefighters, were mobilized to control the forest fires.

The main fire continues to progress along the Ardèche river and is heading towards the town of Vogue where the Ardèche firefighters are located, according to local authorities.

There were no “threatened homes” and the Lavilledieu industrial zone had been “secured”, the authorities said.

Several roads have been closed and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fires.

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