Rhône firefighters called to the scene as reinforcements

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They were immediately mobilized to fight the flames.

Gard firefighters have been on alert since Thursday afternoon. In question, a “mega-fire” which broke out in the department. The flames, driven by strong winds, have already ravaged more than 650 hectares.

A total of 900 firefighters will be on site this Friday to try to control this huge forest fire whose plume of smoke extends for hundreds of kilometers. Among them, and after a request made by the Operational Center of the South East zone, there are 20 firefighters from Lyon, who arrived by two reinforcement columns in the night with their vehicles.