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Wildfires burn near resort town of Saint-Tropez

4:58am EDT - 00:54

Fire fighters battled to put out a wildfire near the town of St Tropez in southern France that has destroyed 1,400 hectares of forest. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Firefighters battled a large blaze in Ramatuelle commune, about 10 kilometers from the popular resort town of Saint-Tropez, in southern France, on Tuesday (July 25). Strong winds spread the flames quickly, with the fire having spread more than 200 hectares in the first hour, authorities said. Early on Tuesday morning the head of the command post, Lieutenant-Colonel Michel Dutreux, said the fires were not yet under control. A number of fires in southern France were still active, and the department was struggling to fight them all at once, he said. Authorities said on Monday (July 24) fires had destroyed some 1,400 hectares of forest and woodlands in the south of France and the island of Corsica.

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Wildfires burn near resort town of Saint-Tropez

4:58am EDT - 00:54