A fire is underway in Saint-Philibert, behind Men er Beleg beach, this Saturday, August 6. Residents of homes in the area are being evacuated. The Carnac and Auray firefighters arrived quickly on the spot.
According to the testimony of a resident of rue des Plages, the fire started around 1:30 p.m. “We saw a plume of smoke. We decided to evacuate. We never know. We took things and left, ”explains the son. Returning around 3:30 p.m., he no longer has access to the area and cannot go to his home.
A backfire near the Kernevest lighthouse
Present on site, Mayor François Le Cotillec gave some additional details. “The fire started from the land (Chemin des Goémoniers, editor’s note) which we rent as parking during the summer. It spread at high speed to reach the Vuitton subdivision there, behind. The fire bypassed the pond but it continues to spread, ”he confides as reinforcements from Locminé, Guidel, Grand-Champ, Vannes and Elven arrive in the area.
Already very complicated, the rescue task is even more so. A backfire broke out at the Kernevest lighthouse. There are also houses nearby.
Traffic is currently blocked on the Route des Plages and on the coastal road. The town hall has decided to open the Mousker room for the reception of evacuees.
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