Sécheresse, feux de forêts: comment l’été caniculaire redessine le paysage français (en images)

Olivia Lepropre
Olivia Lepropre Journaliste au Vif

L’Europe brûle, littéralement. Les vagues de chaleur se succèdent cet été et les humains ne sont pas les seuls à suffoquer. Entre les feux de forêts et la sécheresse, le paysage change, notamment en France, où des milliers d’hectares ont disparu et où des ponts ne surplombent (presque) plus d’eau.

Une sécheresse historique

Des cours d’eau complètement desséchés, des hectares de forêts dévastés par les flammes… la nature souffre des multiples vagues de chaleur en Europe. La sécheresse qui touche nos voisins est d’ores et déjà historique.

Yzeron, France, 2022-08-05. Lake Ronzey, a dam on the Yzeron river, is a victim of water shortage. The Yzeron river is dry because of the drought and the successive heat waves since the beginning of the summer. The Rhone prefecture placed the Yzeron watersheds in drought crisis on July 28, 2022. Photography by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas.
Yzeron, France, 2022-08-05. Le lac du Ronzey, barrage sur la riviere Yzeron, victime du manque d eau. La riviere Yzeron est a sec a cause de la secheresse et des vagues de chaleur successive depuis le debut de l ete. La prefecture du Rhone a place les bassins versants de l Yzeron en crise secheresse le 28 juillet 2022. Photographie de Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas. (Photo by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP)

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Yzeron, France, 2022-08-05. Lake Ronzey, a dam on the Yzeron river, is a victim of water shortage. The Yzeron river is dry because of the drought and the successive heat waves since the beginning of the summer. The Rhone prefecture placed the Yzeron watersheds in drought crisis on July 28, 2022. Photography by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas. Yzeron, France, 2022-08-05. Le lac du Ronzey, barrage sur la riviere Yzeron, victime du manque d eau. La riviere Yzeron est a sec a cause de la secheresse et des vagues de chaleur successive depuis le debut de l ete. La prefecture du Rhone a place les bassins versants de l Yzeron en crise secheresse le 28 juillet 2022. Photographie de Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas. (Photo by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP)

A view of the Allier river seen from the Guetin canal bridge in Cuffy, France on August 9, 2022. With an early heatwave in June and an unusually hot and dry month of May, the bed of the Loire has reached a lower level than usual, so much so that the river can be crossed on foot in certain places. Two-thirds of the country are at crisis level for drought. Four recent heatwaves have triggered weeks of wildfires and reduced the mighty Loire to a stream in some stretches. Last week, the government said 100 places were without safe tap water. Photo by Pascal Avenet/ABACAPRESS.COM

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A view of the Allier river seen from the Guetin canal bridge in Cuffy, France on August 9, 2022. With an early heatwave in June and an unusually hot and dry month of May, the bed of the Loire has reached a lower level than usual, so much so that the river can be crossed on foot in certain places. Two-thirds of the country are at crisis level for drought. Four recent heatwaves have triggered weeks of wildfires and reduced the mighty Loire to a stream in some stretches. Last week, the government said 100 places were without safe tap water. Photo by Pascal Avenet/ABACAPRESS.COM

France, Montbel 2022-08-2. Le lac de Montbel durant la periode estivale au plus bas en raison de la secheresse de ces dernieres semaines. C est un lac artificiel mis en eau en 1985 situe a cheval entre les departements de l Ariege et de l Aude. Les eaux emmagasinees en hiver et au printemps servent a l irrigation du Lauragais et de la plaine d Ariege.

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France, Montbel 2022-08-2. Le lac de Montbel durant la periode estivale au plus bas en raison de la secheresse de ces dernieres semaines. C est un lac artificiel mis en eau en 1985 situe a cheval entre les departements de l Ariege et de l Aude. Les eaux emmagasinees en hiver et au printemps servent a l irrigation du Lauragais et de la plaine d Ariege.

Yzeron, France, 2022-08-05. Lake Ronzey, a dam on the Yzeron river, is a victim of water shortage. The Yzeron river is dry because of the drought and the successive heat waves since the beginning of the summer. The Rhone prefecture placed the Yzeron watersheds in drought crisis on July 28, 2022. Photography by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas.
Yzeron, France, 2022-08-05. Le lac du Ronzey, barrage sur la riviere Yzeron, victime du manque d eau. La riviere Yzeron est a sec a cause de la secheresse et des vagues de chaleur successive depuis le debut de l ete. La prefecture du Rhone a place les bassins versants de l Yzeron en crise secheresse le 28 juillet 2022. Photographie de Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas. (Photo by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP)

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Yzeron, France, 2022-08-05. Lake Ronzey, a dam on the Yzeron river, is a victim of water shortage. The Yzeron river is dry because of the drought and the successive heat waves since the beginning of the summer. The Rhone prefecture placed the Yzeron watersheds in drought crisis on July 28, 2022. Photography by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas. Yzeron, France, 2022-08-05. Le lac du Ronzey, barrage sur la riviere Yzeron, victime du manque d eau. La riviere Yzeron est a sec a cause de la secheresse et des vagues de chaleur successive depuis le debut de l ete. La prefecture du Rhone a place les bassins versants de l Yzeron en crise secheresse le 28 juillet 2022. Photographie de Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas. (Photo by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP)

A view of the Allier river seen from the Guetin canal bridge in Cuffy, France on August 9, 2022. With an early heatwave in June and an unusually hot and dry month of May, the bed of the Loire has reached a lower level than usual, so much so that the river can be crossed on foot in certain places. Two-thirds of the country are at crisis level for drought. Four recent heatwaves have triggered weeks of wildfires and reduced the mighty Loire to a stream in some stretches. Last week, the government said 100 places were without safe tap water. Photo by Pascal Avenet/ABACAPRESS.COM

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A view of the Allier river seen from the Guetin canal bridge in Cuffy, France on August 9, 2022. With an early heatwave in June and an unusually hot and dry month of May, the bed of the Loire has reached a lower level than usual, so much so that the river can be crossed on foot in certain places. Two-thirds of the country are at crisis level for drought. Four recent heatwaves have triggered weeks of wildfires and reduced the mighty Loire to a stream in some stretches. Last week, the government said 100 places were without safe tap water. Photo by Pascal Avenet/ABACAPRESS.COM

France, Montbel 2022-08-2. Le lac de Montbel durant la periode estivale au plus bas en raison de la secheresse de ces dernieres semaines. C est un lac artificiel mis en eau en 1985 situe a cheval entre les departements de l Ariege et de l Aude. Les eaux emmagasinees en hiver et au printemps servent a l irrigation du Lauragais et de la plaine d Ariege.

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France, Montbel 2022-08-2. Le lac de Montbel durant la periode estivale au plus bas en raison de la secheresse de ces dernieres semaines. C est un lac artificiel mis en eau en 1985 situe a cheval entre les departements de l Ariege et de l Aude. Les eaux emmagasinees en hiver et au printemps servent a l irrigation du Lauragais et de la plaine d Ariege.

La canicule actuelle en France a commencé le 31 juillet et est la troisième de l’année, après celles de fin juin et de mi-juillet. S’y ajoute un mois de juillet classé comme le mois le plus sec depuis… mars 1961.

A picture taken on August 9, 2022 shows salt marshes, in Batz-sur-Mer, western France. - The production of salt is exceptional this year marked by drought and heatwaves, in the region of Guerande, a town on the peninsula of the same name in the Pays de la Loire region of Brittany. (Photo by Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS / AFP)

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A picture taken on August 9, 2022 shows salt marshes, in Batz-sur-Mer, western France. – The production of salt is exceptional this year marked by drought and heatwaves, in the region of Guerande, a town on the peninsula of the same name in the Pays de la Loire region of Brittany. (Photo by Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS / AFP)

France, Toulouse, 2022-08-10. View of the river Garonne and the Dome of the Chapelle Saint-Joseph de la Grave. The level of the river is at its lowest due to the heat wave and the lack of precipitation over the last few weeks which is developing into a historic drought.
France, Toulouse, 2022-08-10. Vue sur le fleuve la Garonne et Le Dome de la Chapelle Saint-Joseph de la Grave. Le niveau du fleuve est au plus bas en raison de la canicule et du manque de precipitations depuis ces dernieres semaines qui developpe une secheresse historique.

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France, Toulouse, 2022-08-10. View of the river Garonne and the Dome of the Chapelle Saint-Joseph de la Grave. The level of the river is at its lowest due to the heat wave and the lack of precipitation over the last few weeks which is developing into a historic drought. France, Toulouse, 2022-08-10. Vue sur le fleuve la Garonne et Le Dome de la Chapelle Saint-Joseph de la Grave. Le niveau du fleuve est au plus bas en raison de la canicule et du manque de precipitations depuis ces dernieres semaines qui developpe une secheresse historique.

Canoeists travel down the Midouze River at Mont-de-Marsan, south-western France, on August 9, 2022, as France saw its driest July on record, the national weather agency said, exacerbating stretched water resources that have forced restrictions. - The French government said that it had activated a crisis task force to coordinate efforts to alleviate the impacts of a "historic" drought exacerbated by a third extreme heatwave of the summer. Water restrictions have already been ordered in nearly all of France's 96 mainland departments, with 62 at the highest alert level, and the Meteo-France weather agency has forecast little relief for the coming weeks. "This drought is the worst ever recorded in our country... the situation could persist for the next two weeks or become even worse," the office of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said in a statement. The dry conditions are a "disaster" for farmers across the country as well as for "our ecosystems and biodiversity," it added. (Photo by GAIZKA IROZ / AFP)

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Canoeists travel down the Midouze River at Mont-de-Marsan, south-western France, on August 9, 2022, as France saw its driest July on record, the national weather agency said, exacerbating stretched water resources that have forced restrictions. – The French government said that it had activated a crisis task force to coordinate efforts to alleviate the impacts of a « historic » drought exacerbated by a third extreme heatwave of the summer. Water restrictions have already been ordered in nearly all of France’s 96 mainland departments, with 62 at the highest alert level, and the Meteo-France weather agency has forecast little relief for the coming weeks. « This drought is the worst ever recorded in our country… the situation could persist for the next two weeks or become even worse, » the office of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said in a statement. The dry conditions are a « disaster » for farmers across the country as well as for « our ecosystems and biodiversity, » it added. (Photo by GAIZKA IROZ / AFP)

A picture taken on August 9, 2022 shows salt marshes, in Batz-sur-Mer, western France. - The production of salt is exceptional this year marked by drought and heatwaves, in the region of Guerande, a town on the peninsula of the same name in the Pays de la Loire region of Brittany. (Photo by Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS / AFP)

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A picture taken on August 9, 2022 shows salt marshes, in Batz-sur-Mer, western France. – The production of salt is exceptional this year marked by drought and heatwaves, in the region of Guerande, a town on the peninsula of the same name in the Pays de la Loire region of Brittany. (Photo by Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS / AFP)

France, Toulouse, 2022-08-10. View of the river Garonne and the Dome of the Chapelle Saint-Joseph de la Grave. The level of the river is at its lowest due to the heat wave and the lack of precipitation over the last few weeks which is developing into a historic drought.
France, Toulouse, 2022-08-10. Vue sur le fleuve la Garonne et Le Dome de la Chapelle Saint-Joseph de la Grave. Le niveau du fleuve est au plus bas en raison de la canicule et du manque de precipitations depuis ces dernieres semaines qui developpe une secheresse historique.

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France, Toulouse, 2022-08-10. View of the river Garonne and the Dome of the Chapelle Saint-Joseph de la Grave. The level of the river is at its lowest due to the heat wave and the lack of precipitation over the last few weeks which is developing into a historic drought. France, Toulouse, 2022-08-10. Vue sur le fleuve la Garonne et Le Dome de la Chapelle Saint-Joseph de la Grave. Le niveau du fleuve est au plus bas en raison de la canicule et du manque de precipitations depuis ces dernieres semaines qui developpe une secheresse historique.

Canoeists travel down the Midouze River at Mont-de-Marsan, south-western France, on August 9, 2022, as France saw its driest July on record, the national weather agency said, exacerbating stretched water resources that have forced restrictions. - The French government said that it had activated a crisis task force to coordinate efforts to alleviate the impacts of a "historic" drought exacerbated by a third extreme heatwave of the summer. Water restrictions have already been ordered in nearly all of France's 96 mainland departments, with 62 at the highest alert level, and the Meteo-France weather agency has forecast little relief for the coming weeks. "This drought is the worst ever recorded in our country... the situation could persist for the next two weeks or become even worse," the office of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said in a statement. The dry conditions are a "disaster" for farmers across the country as well as for "our ecosystems and biodiversity," it added. (Photo by GAIZKA IROZ / AFP)

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Canoeists travel down the Midouze River at Mont-de-Marsan, south-western France, on August 9, 2022, as France saw its driest July on record, the national weather agency said, exacerbating stretched water resources that have forced restrictions. – The French government said that it had activated a crisis task force to coordinate efforts to alleviate the impacts of a « historic » drought exacerbated by a third extreme heatwave of the summer. Water restrictions have already been ordered in nearly all of France’s 96 mainland departments, with 62 at the highest alert level, and the Meteo-France weather agency has forecast little relief for the coming weeks. « This drought is the worst ever recorded in our country… the situation could persist for the next two weeks or become even worse, » the office of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said in a statement. The dry conditions are a « disaster » for farmers across the country as well as for « our ecosystems and biodiversity, » it added. (Photo by GAIZKA IROZ / AFP)

Les renforts arrivent

La sécheresse et les températures caniculaires, se conjuguant avec un air très sec, créent un risque très sévère d’éclosion de feu.

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View of the Moulettes viaduct which is normally underwater,S erre-Poncon, France on August 02, 2022. The lake of Serre-poncon suffers from drought, it lacks 13 meters at its usual level at the same time. Photo by Thibaut Durand /ABACAPRESS.COM

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View of the Moulettes viaduct which is normally underwater,S erre-Poncon, France on August 02, 2022. The lake of Serre-poncon suffers from drought, it lacks 13 meters at its usual level at the same time. Photo by Thibaut Durand /ABACAPRESS.COM

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View of the Moulettes viaduct which is normally underwater,S erre-Poncon, France on August 02, 2022. The lake of Serre-poncon suffers from drought, it lacks 13 meters at its usual level at the same time. Photo by Thibaut Durand /ABACAPRESS.COM

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View of the Moulettes viaduct which is normally underwater,S erre-Poncon, France on August 02, 2022. The lake of Serre-poncon suffers from drought, it lacks 13 meters at its usual level at the same time. Photo by Thibaut Durand /ABACAPRESS.COM

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This photograph taken on August 9, 2022 shows a partially dried pond near Aire-sur-Adour, southwestern France. - The French government said that it had activated a crisis task force to coordinate efforts to alleviate the impacts of a "historic" drought exacerbated by a third extreme heatwave of the summer. Water restrictions have already been ordered in nearly all of France's 96 mainland departments, with 62 at the highest alert level, and the Meteo-France weather agency has forecast little relief for the coming weeks. "This drought is the worst ever recorded in our country... the situation could persist for the next two weeks or become even worse," the office of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said in a statement. The dry conditions are a "disaster" for farmers across the country as well as for "our ecosystems and biodiversity," it added. (Photo by GAIZKA IROZ / AFP)

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This photograph taken on August 9, 2022 shows a partially dried pond near Aire-sur-Adour, southwestern France. – The French government said that it had activated a crisis task force to coordinate efforts to alleviate the impacts of a « historic » drought exacerbated by a third extreme heatwave of the summer. Water restrictions have already been ordered in nearly all of France’s 96 mainland departments, with 62 at the highest alert level, and the Meteo-France weather agency has forecast little relief for the coming weeks. « This drought is the worst ever recorded in our country… the situation could persist for the next two weeks or become even worse, » the office of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said in a statement. The dry conditions are a « disaster » for farmers across the country as well as for « our ecosystems and biodiversity, » it added. (Photo by GAIZKA IROZ / AFP)

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This photograph taken on August 9, 2022 shows a partially dried pond near Aire-sur-Adour, southwestern France. - The French government said that it had activated a crisis task force to coordinate efforts to alleviate the impacts of a "historic" drought exacerbated by a third extreme heatwave of the summer. Water restrictions have already been ordered in nearly all of France's 96 mainland departments, with 62 at the highest alert level, and the Meteo-France weather agency has forecast little relief for the coming weeks. "This drought is the worst ever recorded in our country... the situation could persist for the next two weeks or become even worse," the office of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said in a statement. The dry conditions are a "disaster" for farmers across the country as well as for "our ecosystems and biodiversity," it added. (Photo by GAIZKA IROZ / AFP)

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This photograph taken on August 9, 2022 shows a partially dried pond near Aire-sur-Adour, southwestern France. – The French government said that it had activated a crisis task force to coordinate efforts to alleviate the impacts of a « historic » drought exacerbated by a third extreme heatwave of the summer. Water restrictions have already been ordered in nearly all of France’s 96 mainland departments, with 62 at the highest alert level, and the Meteo-France weather agency has forecast little relief for the coming weeks. « This drought is the worst ever recorded in our country… the situation could persist for the next two weeks or become even worse, » the office of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said in a statement. The dry conditions are a « disaster » for farmers across the country as well as for « our ecosystems and biodiversity, » it added. (Photo by GAIZKA IROZ / AFP)

La situation est telle que plusieurs pays européens vont envoyer des renforts pour aider les pompiers français qui luttent encore contre plusieurs incendies, dont un feu gigantesque dans le sud-ouest du pays. La France a appelé à l’aide. « L’Allemagne, la Grèce, la Pologne, et dans les prochaines heures la Roumanie et l’Autriche: nos partenaires viennent en aide à la France face aux incendies », s’est réjoui, dans un tweet, le président Emmanuel Macron. « Merci à eux. La solidarité européenne est à l’œuvre ! », a-t-il ajouté.

C’est dans le département de la Gironde, dans le sud-ouest du pays, que le feu est le plus spectaculaire: 6.800 hectares ont été ravagés depuis mardi, selon un dernier bilan, un mois après l’incendie monstre qui avait déjà noirci 14.000 hectares.

Voreppe, France, 2022-08-08. Forest fire in the commune of Voreppe in Isere. The fire has covered eighty hectares since Friday August 5, 2022, more than two hundred firefighters are mobilized to fight against the flames, assisted by two water bomber helicopters. Photography by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas.
Voreppe, France, 2022-08-08. Feu de foret sur la commune de Voreppe en Isere. Le feu a parcouru quatre vingt hectare depuis vendredi 5 aout 2022, plus de deux cent pompiers sont mobilises pour lutter contre les flammes, aides de deux helicopteres bombardier d eau. Photographie de Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas. (Photo by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP)

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Voreppe, France, 2022-08-08. Forest fire in the commune of Voreppe in Isere. The fire has covered eighty hectares since Friday August 5, 2022, more than two hundred firefighters are mobilized to fight against the flames, assisted by two water bomber helicopters. Photography by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas. Voreppe, France, 2022-08-08. Feu de foret sur la commune de Voreppe en Isere. Le feu a parcouru quatre vingt hectare depuis vendredi 5 aout 2022, plus de deux cent pompiers sont mobilises pour lutter contre les flammes, aides de deux helicopteres bombardier d eau. Photographie de Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas. (Photo by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP)

The photograph taken in Mostuejouls, southern France, on August 9, 2022, shows an area burnt by the firefighters to slow the advance of a fire underway in the "Grands Causses natural park". (Photo by Valentine CHAPUIS / AFP)

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The photograph taken in Mostuejouls, southern France, on August 9, 2022, shows an area burnt by the firefighters to slow the advance of a fire underway in the « Grands Causses natural park ». (Photo by Valentine CHAPUIS / AFP)

France, Landiras, 2022-08-05. Burned trees in Gironde. Photograph by Pierre Larrieu / Hans Lucas.
France, Landiras, 2022-08-05. Arbres brules en Gironde. Photographie de Pierre Larrieu / Hans Lucas. (Photo by Pierre Larrieu / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP)

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France, Landiras, 2022-08-05. Burned trees in Gironde. Photograph by Pierre Larrieu / Hans Lucas. France, Landiras, 2022-08-05. Arbres brules en Gironde. Photographie de Pierre Larrieu / Hans Lucas. (Photo by Pierre Larrieu / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP)

France, Clefs-Val d Anjou, 2022-08-09. Burned landscape of the forest of the territory of Bauge-en-Anjou. For two days, more than 400 firemen and gendarmes, helped by farmers, have been engaged to fight against the most important fire for 20 years in Maine-et-Loire. In a context of great drought, nearly 700 hectares of forest have already been burned by fire. Photograph by Frederic Petry / Hans Lucas.
France, Clefs-Val d’Anjou, 2022-08-09. Paysage incendie de la foret du territoire de Bauge-en-Anjou. Depuis deux jours, c’est plus de 400 pompiers et gendarmes, aides par des agriculteurs, qui sont engages pour lutter contre le plus important incendie depuis 20 ans dans le Maine-et-Loire. Dans un contexte de grande secheresse, c’est pres de 700 hectares de foret qui ont deja ete brules par le feu. Photographie de Frederic Petry / Hans Lucas.

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France, Clefs-Val d Anjou, 2022-08-09. Burned landscape of the forest of the territory of Bauge-en-Anjou. For two days, more than 400 firemen and gendarmes, helped by farmers, have been engaged to fight against the most important fire for 20 years in Maine-et-Loire. In a context of great drought, nearly 700 hectares of forest have already been burned by fire. Photograph by Frederic Petry / Hans Lucas. France, Clefs-Val d’Anjou, 2022-08-09. Paysage incendie de la foret du territoire de Bauge-en-Anjou. Depuis deux jours, c’est plus de 400 pompiers et gendarmes, aides par des agriculteurs, qui sont engages pour lutter contre le plus important incendie depuis 20 ans dans le Maine-et-Loire. Dans un contexte de grande secheresse, c’est pres de 700 hectares de foret qui ont deja ete brules par le feu. Photographie de Frederic Petry / Hans Lucas.

Fire in the forest of La Grolle, in Boisbreteau, France on August 9, 2022. Since Monday a fire has been ravaging the forest around Boisbreteau, in the south of Charente. 150 hectares of pine forest went up in smoke during the night, more than 200 firefighters are mobilized. Photo by Leoty X/ANDBZ/ABACAPRESS.COM

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Fire in the forest of La Grolle, in Boisbreteau, France on August 9, 2022. Since Monday a fire has been ravaging the forest around Boisbreteau, in the south of Charente. 150 hectares of pine forest went up in smoke during the night, more than 200 firefighters are mobilized. Photo by Leoty X/ANDBZ/ABACAPRESS.COM

Voreppe, France, 2022-08-08. Forest fire in the commune of Voreppe in Isere. The fire has covered eighty hectares since Friday August 5, 2022, more than two hundred firefighters are mobilized to fight against the flames, assisted by two water bomber helicopters. Photography by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas.
Voreppe, France, 2022-08-08. Feu de foret sur la commune de Voreppe en Isere. Le feu a parcouru quatre vingt hectare depuis vendredi 5 aout 2022, plus de deux cent pompiers sont mobilises pour lutter contre les flammes, aides de deux helicopteres bombardier d eau. Photographie de Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas. (Photo by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP)

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Voreppe, France, 2022-08-08. Forest fire in the commune of Voreppe in Isere. The fire has covered eighty hectares since Friday August 5, 2022, more than two hundred firefighters are mobilized to fight against the flames, assisted by two water bomber helicopters. Photography by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas. Voreppe, France, 2022-08-08. Feu de foret sur la commune de Voreppe en Isere. Le feu a parcouru quatre vingt hectare depuis vendredi 5 aout 2022, plus de deux cent pompiers sont mobilises pour lutter contre les flammes, aides de deux helicopteres bombardier d eau. Photographie de Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas. (Photo by Nicolas Liponne / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP)

The photograph taken in Mostuejouls, southern France, on August 9, 2022, shows an area burnt by the firefighters to slow the advance of a fire underway in the "Grands Causses natural park". (Photo by Valentine CHAPUIS / AFP)

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The photograph taken in Mostuejouls, southern France, on August 9, 2022, shows an area burnt by the firefighters to slow the advance of a fire underway in the « Grands Causses natural park ». (Photo by Valentine CHAPUIS / AFP)

France, Landiras, 2022-08-05. Burned trees in Gironde. Photograph by Pierre Larrieu / Hans Lucas.
France, Landiras, 2022-08-05. Arbres brules en Gironde. Photographie de Pierre Larrieu / Hans Lucas. (Photo by Pierre Larrieu / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP)

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France, Landiras, 2022-08-05. Burned trees in Gironde. Photograph by Pierre Larrieu / Hans Lucas. France, Landiras, 2022-08-05. Arbres brules en Gironde. Photographie de Pierre Larrieu / Hans Lucas. (Photo by Pierre Larrieu / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP)

France, Clefs-Val d Anjou, 2022-08-09. Burned landscape of the forest of the territory of Bauge-en-Anjou. For two days, more than 400 firemen and gendarmes, helped by farmers, have been engaged to fight against the most important fire for 20 years in Maine-et-Loire. In a context of great drought, nearly 700 hectares of forest have already been burned by fire. Photograph by Frederic Petry / Hans Lucas.
France, Clefs-Val d’Anjou, 2022-08-09. Paysage incendie de la foret du territoire de Bauge-en-Anjou. Depuis deux jours, c’est plus de 400 pompiers et gendarmes, aides par des agriculteurs, qui sont engages pour lutter contre le plus important incendie depuis 20 ans dans le Maine-et-Loire. Dans un contexte de grande secheresse, c’est pres de 700 hectares de foret qui ont deja ete brules par le feu. Photographie de Frederic Petry / Hans Lucas.

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France, Clefs-Val d Anjou, 2022-08-09. Burned landscape of the forest of the territory of Bauge-en-Anjou. For two days, more than 400 firemen and gendarmes, helped by farmers, have been engaged to fight against the most important fire for 20 years in Maine-et-Loire. In a context of great drought, nearly 700 hectares of forest have already been burned by fire. Photograph by Frederic Petry / Hans Lucas. France, Clefs-Val d’Anjou, 2022-08-09. Paysage incendie de la foret du territoire de Bauge-en-Anjou. Depuis deux jours, c’est plus de 400 pompiers et gendarmes, aides par des agriculteurs, qui sont engages pour lutter contre le plus important incendie depuis 20 ans dans le Maine-et-Loire. Dans un contexte de grande secheresse, c’est pres de 700 hectares de foret qui ont deja ete brules par le feu. Photographie de Frederic Petry / Hans Lucas.

Fire in the forest of La Grolle, in Boisbreteau, France on August 9, 2022. Since Monday a fire has been ravaging the forest around Boisbreteau, in the south of Charente. 150 hectares of pine forest went up in smoke during the night, more than 200 firefighters are mobilized. Photo by Leoty X/ANDBZ/ABACAPRESS.COM

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Fire in the forest of La Grolle, in Boisbreteau, France on August 9, 2022. Since Monday a fire has been ravaging the forest around Boisbreteau, in the south of Charente. 150 hectares of pine forest went up in smoke during the night, more than 200 firefighters are mobilized. Photo by Leoty X/ANDBZ/ABACAPRESS.COM

Visible depuis l’espace

L’impact se voit même depuis l’espace. Le compte Twitter de Météo France a posté mercredi une photo prise avec son satellite OAA-20. On peut y voir l’incendie en cours en Gironde : « Son panache se disperse à la fois vers la Méditerranée et vers l’Atlantique », indique le tweet.

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En tout, plus de 40.000 hectares ont brûlé cette année en France selon le gouvernement, 50.000 selon des données satellitaires européennes. C’est plusieurs fois la moyenne annuelle des 15 années précédentes, alors que l’été n’est pas terminé.

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