Sunday, December 3

France closes the border with Irun to trucks due to a fire in Gironde and Landes

The border with France in Irún (Gipuzkoa) is closed to heavy vehicles due to a fire generated in the French area of ​​Gironde and which has already reached the Landes. The retentions on the AP-8 highway in the muga reach seven kilometers at the height of the border town, according to Europa Press reports.

The rain helps to extinguish the fire in the Alava town of Zambrana

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The A-63 motorway has been closed in both directions for all types of vehicles from exit 9 (Saint Geours de Maremne) and Bordeaux, and the passage of heavy vehicles into France has been prohibited due to the fire that originated in the French region Gironde and has advanced to the Landes. The fire has already reached about 200 kilometers from the Biriatou border crossing.

At five in the afternoon the retentions on the AP-8 in Irún, on the border, towards France reached seven kilometers, as reported by the Basque Government Traffic Directorate, which has also reported the closure of the border to vehicles heavy around two in the afternoon. As reported by the Prefecture of the French region of New Aquitaine, the Gironde fire has already destroyed six thousand hectares and has forced the evacuation of eight thousand people.

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