VIDEO: France: fires destroy 1,700 hectares of forest near Bordeaux

Aerial photographs taken from a helicopter flying over fires in the Gironde (southwest France, about 40 km south of Bordeaux) that have already destroyed 1,700 hectares of pine trees, forcing the evacuation of 6,000 holidaymakers after two separate fires are still ongoing. rages in the pine forests.

“It was the apocalypse,” says the village mayor, referring to a 30-meter-high flame on a 600-meter front in the middle of the night.