Bush fires threatened the television tower outside Marseilles, France, July 13, after firemen battled 15 hours to keep the flames in check.
GV Smoke rising from forest
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SV Firefighters. Pan to fire and smoke
GV Pan flames and smoke
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SV Flames and trees burning
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Background: Bush fires threatened the television tower outside Marseilles, France, July 13, after firemen battled 15 hours to keep the flames in check.
The firefighters - including servicemen and civilian volunteers - struggled through the night, and by morning the fire seemed to be under control; then, towards noon, winds freshened and flames sprang up anew; evening saw the conflagration still spreading.
Pine forest fires are a fairly regular summer occurrence in the Southern part of France.