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Photos: Deadly forest fires ravage France’s Mediterranean coast

Updated On Jul 27, 2017 07:26 PM IST
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Arounf 12,000 people have been forced to flee campsites and homes after a new fire broke out along the French Riviera. Wildfires have already consumed swathes of forest in tourist-packed southeastern France in recent days, as well as on the island of Corsica. (Anne-Christine/ AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 27, 2017 07:26 PM IST

Arounf 12,000 people have been forced to flee campsites and homes after a new fire broke out along the French Riviera. Wildfires have already consumed swathes of forest in tourist-packed southeastern France in recent days, as well as on the island of Corsica. (Anne-Christine/ AFP)

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A woman and her daughter walk near leisure boats as a plume of smoke from burning fires fills the sky in Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the Var department, France. (Jean-Paul Pelissier / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A woman and her daughter walk near leisure boats as a plume of smoke from burning fires fills the sky in Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the Var department, France. (Jean-Paul Pelissier / REUTERS)

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A fire fighting Canadair aircraft drops fire retardant over a fire near Bormes-les-Mimosas. (Anne-Christine / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A fire fighting Canadair aircraft drops fire retardant over a fire near Bormes-les-Mimosas. (Anne-Christine / AFP)

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People gather in a gymnasium in Bormes-les-Mimosas after being evacuated as firefighters battled the latest in a string of huge blazes along the Mediterranean coast. (Anne-Christine / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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People gather in a gymnasium in Bormes-les-Mimosas after being evacuated as firefighters battled the latest in a string of huge blazes along the Mediterranean coast. (Anne-Christine / AFP)

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The new blaze, in the middle of the holiday season, is raging near Bormes-les-Mimosas, southwest of the popular resort Saint-Tropez on the Mediterranean coast. (Anne-Christine / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The new blaze, in the middle of the holiday season, is raging near Bormes-les-Mimosas, southwest of the popular resort Saint-Tropez on the Mediterranean coast. (Anne-Christine / AFP)

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The fire broke out just before 11pm on Tuesday and burned 800 hectares of forest by Wednesday morning, with 540 firefighters sent to tackle the blaze. (Anne-Christine /AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The fire broke out just before 11pm on Tuesday and burned 800 hectares of forest by Wednesday morning, with 540 firefighters sent to tackle the blaze. (Anne-Christine /AFP)

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People leave the beach with their belongings as a fire burns a forest behind them in Bormes-les-Mimosas. (Anne-Christine / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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People leave the beach with their belongings as a fire burns a forest behind them in Bormes-les-Mimosas. (Anne-Christine / AFP)

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Around 3,000 campers were among those evacuated from La Londe, La Lavandou and Borme-les-Mimosas. (Anne-Christine / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Around 3,000 campers were among those evacuated from La Londe, La Lavandou and Borme-les-Mimosas. (Anne-Christine / AFP)

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Camping- caravanning guard company owners tries to extinguish a fire burning in their buildings in Bormes-les-Mimosas . (Anne-Christine / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Camping- caravanning guard company owners tries to extinguish a fire burning in their buildings in Bormes-les-Mimosas . (Anne-Christine / AFP)

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More than 4,000 firefighters and troops have been deployed in total, along with 19 water bomber planes, since the fires broke out in France on Monday. (Anne-Christine / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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More than 4,000 firefighters and troops have been deployed in total, along with 19 water bomber planes, since the fires broke out in France on Monday. (Anne-Christine / AFP)

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A man and woman inspect the damage as they stand next to a burnt out house following a fire in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southeastern France. Six more of the planes have been ordered by the French government while extra firefighters have been drafted in from the north of the country. (Anne-Christine / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 27, 2017 07:26 PM IST

A man and woman inspect the damage as they stand next to a burnt out house following a fire in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southeastern France. Six more of the planes have been ordered by the French government while extra firefighters have been drafted in from the north of the country. (Anne-Christine / AFP)

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