25 photos of fires that are scary, we are living in very sad times

I’m not telling you anything, the heat wave is currently wreaking havoc in Europe (and all over the world too, for that matter), both among the population and in terms of the landscape. It’s very simple, in France, since 2008, there have never been as many fires and hectares burned over a year as since the beginning of 2022 (excluding the year 2019 which was a real disaster). In total, 224 fires have already ravaged nearly 40,000 hectares, according to figures as of July 21 from the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS), compared to 304 fires and 43,000 hectares burned in 2019. These fires give rise to to absolutely terrifying images that really make you want to cry. If after that, you don’t want to do everything to stop global warming, I don’t know what you need.

1. Nearly 36,000 people have already been evacuated because of the fires in Gironde

2. The Pilat dune is in great danger because of the fires that have ravaged the department since Tuesday July 12

3. The Flots Bleus campsite before and after

4. Near the Dune du Pilat, several campsites were completely destroyed by the flames

5. Desolating landscapes for a natural site that attracted nearly 2 million tourists every year

6. In La Teste-de-Buch alone, in the Arcachon basin, 20,000 people have been evacuated and 20,000 hectares have already burned

7. Nearly 2,000 firefighters were mobilized in Gironde to ensure the firefighting front

8. Reinforcements came from all over France to lend a hand to the Girondin firefighters

9. Many Landes forests went up in smoke in the disaster

10. The smoke from the fires is even visible by satellite

11. Tuesday July 19, the smoke from the southern forest fires reached Paris

12. The fires do not only concern the south of France: the Oise is also currently affected by violent forest fires, near Parc Astérix

13. The department of Finistère, in Brittany, is also affected by massive fires

14. The Finistère chapel of Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts was miraculously protected from the fires

15. In Greece, the northern region of Athens faces terrible fires

16. Nine villages have already been evacuated in Greece

17. Even in Germany, forest fires have started, caused by the heat wave

18. Just outside of London, the edges of a motorway go up in smoke

19. In England, near Wellington, in the eastern suburbs of London, the fire ravaged houses, fields and several buildings, over 40 hectares

20. Italy is the victim of numerous fires in several regions such as the Northeast or in Tuscany

21. In the municipality of Massarosa in Tuscany, 500 people were evacuated

22. A hundred firefighters have been trying since Sunday to put out the fire in this Tuscan village

23. In Spain, this train that linked Madrid-Ferrol to Zamora-Sanabria stopped for a few moments in the middle of a scene worthy of the end of the world

24. The municipality of Cebreros, in Spain, in the region of Castile and León, is the victim of a major forest fire

25. In Spain, the National Park of Monfragüe, in the province of Cáceres, is also in the grip of a violent fire

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