“This is a disaster for biodiversity,” said Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin. Large parts of unique vegetation have been destroyed. 22 people were also injured in the fire. In the meantime, some 1,800 firefighters were deployed to fight the fire. Together with firefighting planes, they are controlling the forest fire. But that seems to be a long-term task. The fire brigade is preparing for a long battle. It is not yet clear how the fire started.
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