The battle resumes. A fire burned at least 150 hectares of vegetation in the Minervois, between Béziers (Hérault) and Carcassonne (Aude), and it was still not fixed Friday evening, we learned from the firefighters.
The fire broke out at the end of the afternoon in the town of Aigne, in the department of Hérault, which was placed on heat wave alert, but despite the rapid arrival of four water bomber planes and 300 soldiers. of the fire, it spread and tipped over into neighboring Aude.
No home threatened
At nightfall, and while the air resources stopped their rotations, the firefighters wanted to be reassuring, however, indicating that “the situation was evolving favorably”.
No dwelling was threatened and a wine estate could be “protected thanks to the action of land and air means”, according to the emergency services.
A firefighter was slightly injured in a fall. For Saturday, the risk of fire is “high” in five massifs of the Hérault including the Minervois, indicated for its part the prefecture, advising against entering it after 11:00 a.m., in a department placed on heat wave alert at least until to Sunday, like a large south-eastern quarter of France.