Hope for halt in forest fire on French Atlantic coast

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On the French Atlantic coast south of Bordeaux, there is hope that one of the two large forest fires is starting to die down after days of firefighting. The area burned near Teste-de-Buch had not increased overnight, the Gironde prefecture announced on Saturday. However, the fire was not yet under control and the risk of it flaring up again was high. The mayor of the village, Patrick Davet, told the French broadcaster France Info: “The situation is worrying, but we have a lot of hope.” The situation is different for the second major forest fire in the area. The fire near Landiras burned about …

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