Approximately 750 firefighters and the Dripping plane fought the fire under difficult conditions of high temperatures and strong winds.
The fire department said thousands of people have been evacuated by a wildfire near Saint-Tropez, a luxury resort in southern France.
Approximately 750 firefighters and the drip plane fought the fire under difficult conditions of high temperatures and strong winds.
“As a precautionary measure, thousands of people have been evacuated but no victims,” a fire department spokesperson said on Tuesday, adding that the fire was “still very violent.”
France is one of the Mediterranean countries that have recently been hit by extreme weather and wildfires, and climate scientists have warned that this will become more common due to man-made global warming.
According to the fire department, the rapidly spreading fire broke out on Monday about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Mediterranean city of Toulon. As of Tuesday morning, more than 3,500 hectares (8,600 acres) of forest and bush.
The evacuations mainly occurred around Saint-Tropez and the villages of Le Mole and Grimaud.
The Var province confirmed that several campsites have been cleared and people have been asked to avoid congesting the roads around the Gulf of Saint-Tropez so that emergency services can enter the area.