more than two hectares of forest already burnt, two helicopters in reinforcement


About fifteen firefighters from the Dinaphi zone converged on the village of Laforêt, in Vresse-sur-Semois, this Friday afternoon. Called in for a growing forest fire, the fire men, under the command of Francis Dixheures, tried to contain the flames.

“It’s a young conifer plantation that caught fire,” he explains on the spot. “It is undoubtedly the drought and the strong heat, coupled with the winds swirling here, which are the cause of the fire. Several older trees 30 to 40 meters tall have been affected and are threatened. In total, we have nearly 2 hectares burned. “

> Faced with a fire of this magnitude, the firefighters in the area fear they will find themselves powerless.

> “I don’t think we will be able to contain the fire by this evening”, we are told on the spot.

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