10,000 Evacuated from Wildfires in France

Fires tear through the Riviera

 

The charred remains of burnt caravans at a warehouse in La Londe-les-Maures on the French Riviera, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Authorities ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people as fires hopscotched around the Riviera for a third day Wednesday, tearing through the forest of La Londe-les-Maures. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

 

By CLAUDE PARIS, Associated Press

BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France (AP) — Authorities ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people as fires hopscotched around the Riviera for a third day Wednesday, tearing through the forest of La Londe-les-Maures.

A violent fire took off in the dry Mediterranean forests around La Londe just before 11 p.m. the night before, and 540 f

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