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July 16, 2024
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Romania to Help France Put Out Fires

Romania is sending 17 vehicles and 77 firefighters to France to help in putting out fires.

Following the French government’s request for air and ground aid to fight the fires, Romania responded by sending reinforcements to help French firefighters fight the blaze.

Romania will send 77 firefighters and 17 means of intervention to assist the French firefighters battling the fire. Two Spartan C-17 aircraft departing from Timisoara and Bucharest will assist in transporting them by air to France.

After the analysis, we decided to use planes from the strategic transport base that belongs to the NATO forces, and Romania has allocated flight hours to it. Two C17s are due to arrive today, huge transport aircraft. One plane will land in Bucharest and one in Timisoara.

Raed Arafat, State secretary at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania

France is dealing with a significant wildfire in the Gironde region in the southwest of the nation, where 15,000 hectares have burned. Smaller wildfires are reportedly occurring all over France, specifically in Maine-et-Loire, Aveyron, Drôme, Isère, or the Pyrénées-Orientales, according to the French media. Until at least the end of the week, according to forecasters, temperatures will stay in the 40s.

Romania also faces a major rise in wildfires in 2022, a significant problem in many other countries due to climate change.

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