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I am staying up in the Aveyron this week. Got a message from the Independant on Saturday night saying that the Prefecture had issued a fire warning for the whole of the 66 with severe risk in several places because of the weather conditions. Looked/listened since then but heard no more. Are there any fires?

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Think it's more the risk that is the worry for the time being.

Here is an article about it

http://www.lindependant.fr/2013/08/31/r ... 786184.php

which explains that the prefecture are warning everyone to be en guard
due to climatic conditions - wind and drought - in August

Presume this is the communiqué préfectoral that you recieved :

Pour la journée du Dimanche 1er septembre, Météo France place la plaine du Roussillon en risque « très sévère » de feu de forêt, tandis que les massifs des Fenouillèdes, Corbières, Aspres et Albères sont placés en « risque sévère » .


For more info, http://www.pyrenees-orientales.gouv.fr/ or http://www.prevention-incendie66.com/ which will tell you of the risk in your particular area, or ring 04 68 38 12 05.

If you do witness a fire, don't hesitate to ring the sapeurs-pompiers on 18 112
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Post by sue and paul »

And the pompiers will attend if they see smoke!

At 7am today, I was surprised to see that our next door neighbour (who is usually a most conscientious citizen) had just lit a large bonfire in his back garden, albeit about 50 metres from his house, with smoke blowing away from ours. He was holding a hosepipe and using it caused a lot of smoke. Next the pompiers arrived, and soon after the fire was put out. I don't like to ask if he has been fined, as I'm sure he's pretty sheepish.
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Post by Kate »

Famous last words for me. I set out delivering P-O Life straight after writing the above and what did I see? A fire along the roadside of the voie rapide, about level with Villelongue dels Monts. They must have put it out quite quickly as there were no signs when I came back around 6pm. There were two of those tractor type vehicles that move slowly along the roads cutting hedges etc so I wonder if it was a stray spark?
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