A forest fire burning near Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer (Var department) has reportedly destroyed roughly 30 hectares (75 acres) as of Monday evening (local time), July 29. Officials deployed 170 firefighters and aerial firefighting equipment on Monday to battle the blaze in dry and windy conditions. Several residences have been evacuated from nearby areas; others were advised to remain in their homes with the windows closed.
While the fire was reportedly brought under control on Monday afternoon, residents are advised to avoid the area as firefighting efforts continue. Smoky conditions have been reported in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer, which could be hazardous to the health of certain vulnerable individuals.
Individuals in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer are advised to monitor the situation, limit prolonged or strenuous outdoor activity (particularly children and those with respiratory illnesses), and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.
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