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[UPDATE] Fire in Elne – The fire has already covered 15 acres and destroyed a part of'a plant compost

[UPDATE] Fire in Elne – The fire has already covered 15 acres and destroyed a part of'a plant compost

UPDATE 23h16

Melanie Nourry sends us these images from Perpignan, the first view in the afternoon and a video to 23

One sees that the fire is always fed, according to another reader, Jonathan Brice, located much closer to the level of the artisanal zone, this Sunday evening, it is the plant with compost, which continues to burn.

The point on the operations with colonel Thierry Grisot 16h

A fire broke out on Sunday in the middle of the day in the Eastern Pyrenees on the road to Bages, between Elne and Montescot.

If the circumstances are for the time specified, the fire is gone into peri-urban around noon and grew quickly, fanned by a wind very violent, which sweeps the plain of Roussillon from this Sunday.

The firefighters were moved en masse on the area of the disaster as they were a hundred to fight the fire impressive.

A 15: 45, the fire had already covered 15 hectares of land and destroyed all the inventory of the waste treatment plant of wood Tubert. The electrical installations of the plant was protected. The fire grew still and threatened the casse auto of Elne.

In the early afternoon, firefighters were attached to protect the sensitive sites and settlements.

Photo by Catherine Torrent

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