• Short Summary

    Aircraft have been brought in to help bring under control a huge forest fire on France's west coast, which forced the evacuation by sea of thousands of holidaymakers trapped on beaches by the flames.

  • Description

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    AERIAL VIEW: smoke rising from fires in wooded area and along beach. (3 shots)
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    2.
    AERIAL VIEW: camping site PAN ACROSS TO woodland fire (2 shots)
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    Initials RH/MF/JB/0055



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Aircraft have been brought in to help bring under control a huge forest fire on France's west coast, which forced the evacuation by sea of thousands of holidaymakers trapped on beaches by the flames.

    SYNOPSIS: High winds fanned the fire over an area of more than 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) along the Atlantic coast. Fire officials said the blaze could not spread any further, but was still not under control. They said that, despite using three aircraft to scoop water from lakes and streams and to pour it on the fire, the flames would not die out until the wind dropped.

    On Friday, a flotilla of small craft evacuated holidaymakers from beaches where they had been trapped by the spreading flames. Many of those rescued were children from nearby summer holiday camps.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVANXRAU6AI4MMDUJ1XTEB2N989
    Media URN:
    VLVANXRAU6AI4MMDUJ1XTEB2N989
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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