France wildfires: 'No one has told us anything', says travel editor displaced by flames

France wildfires: 'No one has told us anything', says travel editor displaced by flames

The French authorities are battling to hold back the flames across several areas of southern France

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A travel editor affected by the wildfires raging across southern France has said the authorities have not provided information for her and others displaced by the flames. 

The French authorities are currently dealing with major outbreaks of flames across the French Riviera and Corsica. 

Early on Wednesday morning, an estimated 10,000 people were evacuated from the town of La Londe-les-Maures in the Var region as a new fire broke out. 

Lisa Minot, who works for The Sun, is on holiday in an area affected by one of the fires. 

She told Paul Ross: "About one o'clock this morning, we noticed an orange glow at the back of the campsite. By two o'clock, the sirens had gone off, and we were told we had to evacuate to the beach.

"This mistral wind we’ve got, these really high winds, mean it’s very dangerous because the fire could turn in seconds.

"That’s what the firefighters are having to deal with. They can’t predict where the fire’s going to go. 

"No one has told us anything, and that’s what’s frustrating us more than anything else. No one has told us what to do, what’s happening."

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