Firefighters Injured as the Saumos Fire Spreads in Southwestern France

Seven firefighters were injured while working to extinguish the Saumos fire, which burned more than 3,600 hectares (8,895 acres), in Saumos, in southwestern France, by Wednesday, September 14, according to official reports.

Officials said that windy, hot, and dry weather conditions made firefighters’ work difficult.

Video posted by the Securite Civile on Wednesday shows firefighters and rescuers working to contain the Saumos fire.

The Securite Civile said that “water bomber helicopters carried out more than 300 drops” over two days. Credit: Sécurité Civile via Storyful

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