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Fire in the Pyrénées-Orientales: many victims relocated




Video length: 2 min.

France 3
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France 3 – O. Longueval, M. Delaunay, C. Vérove, F. Guinle, S. Thiébaut, France 3 Occitanie, N. Jauson

France Televisions

Two days after the devastating fire that occurred near Argelès-sur-Mer (Pyrénées-Orientales), several families were able to be relocated at lower cost, in particular to a campsite. Others note with horror, Wednesday, August 16, the damage to their homes.

For two days he had dreaded this moment more than anything. A pensioner finds his house for the first time after leaving it in a hurry. It is now completely destroyed: “I didn’t want to come at all, because it hurts a lot”. Here he raised his children, watched his grandchildren grow up. 17 years of life reduced to ashes. Another resident is doing better, only caravans burned at the bottom of his garden. His house is spared, but for all that, it is difficult to resettle there because there is still no electricity.

The investigation continues

Parents and their four children are welcomed to a gymnasium after being evacuated from their campsite. “We were relocated yesterday. We were offered a mobile home for six people”, explains the father of the family. A relief for these Parisians, even if the memories of the fire are never far away. Despite the shock, the holidays continue for another family, touched by the momentum of solidarity and free accommodation. 48 hours after the fire, life is gradually resuming. Now, a long investigation work begins to determine the origin of this fire.



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