Cooler weather could offer respite to crews battling wildfire near Penticton, B.C.
VANCOUVER — Snow-making machines from a British Columbia mountain resort are being used for the first time in the province to fight wildfires, the BC Wildfire Service said Tuesday. The equipment on Beaconsfield Mountain near Penticton has been running around the clock since Saturday as a nearby fire threatens Apex Mountain Resort and many homes nearby. James Shalman, the general manager of the resort, said the idea to use snow-making machines originated 30 years ago and has remained in its fire-prevention plan ever since. "This is nothing new. It's just new that we've had a fire," he said in an interview Tuesday. "We're doing everything we can at a preventive level.
eight fires are currently affecting the country. Since January, more than 48,500 hectares have burned in the country, three times more than the annual average of the last ten years.
Gironde, Ardèche, Morbihan ... Eight major fires mobilize several thousand firefighters across the country, at a time when it is undergoing a third heat wave. Thunderstorms, hoped for by fire fighters, are not expected before Friday evening on the Alps and the Pyrenees, and only from Saturday evening on the rest of France.
In the area of the largest French forest fire of the moment, near Landiras, in Gironde, he should still be 37 degrees on Friday, after 41 degrees on Thursday.
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According to the European Forest Fair Information System, 48,456 hectares of land have burned since the start of the year - a figure arrested on August 6, which will be officially updated on August 20.
In France, the fires have destroyed three times more hectares than the annual average of the last ten years. A situation also unprecedented in the European Union since the start of the statements, in 2006.
since the beginning of the year, more than 1 million tonnes of carbon have been released in the atmosphere by French fires, very largely in -Dessly (just over 0.5 million tonnes). At this rate, the peak recorded over the year 2003, at almost 1.3 million tonnes, should be exceeded and make 2022 the worst year since the statements.
Variole of the monkey. Nearly 2,750 cases were confirmed in France .
© Julien de Rosa / AFP A France Public Health Document in a vaccination center against the variolate of the monkey in Paris. The variolate epidemic of the monkey continues in France. According to a situation point published by Public Health France this Wednesday, August 17, 2,749 cases were confirmed. 2,749 Cases of Variole of monkey were identified in France on August 16, announcement of public health France in a situation published this Wednesday, August 17 .