• Short Summary

    TWO DAYS AFTER BREAKING OUT OVER A LARGE AREA OF FOREST-LAND,FIRES WERE STILL RAGING AUG 2 AT LANCON AND COUDOUX ON THE COTE D'AZUR, HOLIDAY REGION IN SOUTHERN FRANCE.

  • Description

    TWO DAYS AFTER BREAKING OUT OVER A LARGE AREA OF FOREST-LAND,FIRES WERE STILL RAGING AUG 2 AT LANCON AND COUDOUX ON THE COTE D'AZUR, HOLIDAY REGION IN SOUTHERN FRANCE. MORE THAN 6,250-ACRES OF VALUABLE TIMBER HAS SO FAR BEEN DESTROYED.

    ABOUT 1,200 FIREMEN AND SOLDIERS ARE FIGHTING THE BLAZE, ASSISTED BY OBSERVER HELICOPTERS HOVERING OVERHEAD IN THE BILLOWING SMOKE. THEY HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN CONTAINING THE FIRE, BUT THEIR TASK WAS MADE MORE DIFFICULT WHEN FORGOTTEN WAR-TIME AMMUNITION DUMPS EXPLODED IN THE INTENSE HEAT. TWO FIRE-FIGHTING VEHICLES WERE DESTROYED, WHEN THE WIND SUDDENLY CHANGED, TURNING THE FIRE INTO THEIR PATH. FORTUNATELY, THE FIREMEN ESCAPED INJURY.

    FIRES ARE ALSO BLAZING ELSEWHERE IN SOUTHERN FRANCE. THREE EXPRESS TRAINS CROWDED WITH HOLIDAY MAKERS WERE HALTED SOUTH OF BORDEAUX AUG 2 AS FIRES LEAP-FROGGED THE MAIN PARIS-MADRID LINE AND RAVAGED MEADOWS AND FORESTS RUNNING 30 MILES INLAND FROM THE ARCACHON BEACHES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA454ZLLQE3BU5LEMGPOMX15F68
    Media URN:
    VLVA454ZLLQE3BU5LEMGPOMX15F68
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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