Tourists evacuated

On 24 July, around 2,000 holidaymakers had to be evacuated from the path of a blazing forest fire that was nearing their campsite near Marseille, southern France. The fire – reportedly started as the result of a car being set alight by arsonists – quickly destroyed hundreds of hectares of woodland. Fire-fighting aircraft were called in to tackle the blaze, which was brought under control soon after the aircraft arrived. Around 10 per cent of the 2,000 guests at the Carry-Le-Rouet campsite were foreign tourists, according to the manager, Herve Artero.

On 24 July, around 2,000 holidaymakers had to be evacuated from the path of a blazing forest fire that was nearing their campsite near Marseille, southern France. The fire – reportedly started as the result of a car being set alight by arsonists – quickly destroyed hundreds of hectares of woodland. Fire-fighting aircraft were called in to tackle the blaze, which was brought under control soon after the aircraft arrived. Around 10 per cent of the 2,000 guests at the Carry-Le-Rouet campsite were foreign tourists, according to the manager, Herve Artero.