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Fireworks banned in France due to fire danger

Fireworks. File photoPARIS, Aug 15The prefectures of more than 30 French departments have banned festive fireworks in honor of the Assumption of the Virgin on August 15 due to drought and the ongoing high fire risk, the Figaro newspaper reported on Monday. August due to the high risk of fires caused by the drought… Prefectures that have banned fireworks are simply following this government order,” the publication notes.Daily Mail: apocalypse in Europe due to unbearable heat and firesFireworks are banned in the western region of Brittany, in the southwestern departments of Bouches-du-Rhone, Landes, Creuse; in the east, in the departments of Loire, Ardèche, Cantal, Savoy and others. In the fire-torn department of Gironde, fireworks were allowed to be fired only on the condition that the launches were directed towards the ocean and “a risk assessment will be carried out together with the fire departments,” the publication clarifies. In July Due to the heat and drought in the Gironde department in southeastern France, severe forest fires broke out. Then the fire destroyed more than 20 thousand hectares of forest. Putting out these fires cost the country 6.6 million euros in 10 days. EU countries, including Greece, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Romania and Austria, are supporting France in extinguishing forest fires. According to the Prime Minister of the country, Elizabeth Born, a record number of aviation equipment is involved in the fight against fires. According to the European Forest Fire Monitoring System (EFFIS), cited by Monde, since the beginning of the year, 48,000 hectares of forest have burned down in France. August 15 is the day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – a holiday of the Orthodox and Catholic churches. In most European countries, the holiday is a day off and is accompanied by mass festivities.


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