"Forest fires" Le Castellet Warnings Or Dangers Tip by vinc_bilb

Le Castellet Warnings and Dangers: 1 reviews and 2 photos

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In South of France, climate is warm and dry in summer. Inflammable vegetation and strong wind (the famous Mistral) form an explosive mixture.

=> A cigarette end not well -extinguished is enough to trigger off a big forest fire, which will destroy thousands of hectares of forest,
=> the risk of fire is very high and the natural environment is step by step destroyed.
Fighting the fire is very dangerous because the ground is difficult with steep and rocky hills.

Sometimes, the wind changes its course and can trap firemen surrounded by the flames.
That happens many time, with sometime firemens burnt alive.

Some rules are to be applied. Not respecting this rules are considered as French law violation.

- Don't enter insides for forests during risky days (verry dry, strong wind)
- No firest inside the forests (including barbecue, cigarettes, camp fires...)
- No camping
- Ensure access inside the forests are free: don't park you car on the mandatory forest paths access for firemens
- Call 112 is you have a doubt (fire start, smoke, ...)

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Phone: 112 (Urgency - Firemen)

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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