France wildfires

This item appears on page 17 of the October 2017 issue.

Wildfires in the Riviera region of southeastern France, as well as on the French island of Corsica, burned more than 12 square miles of forest in late July. In Bormes-les-Mimosas, Var department, more than 12,000 people were evacuated before that fire was brought under control on July 27. Another fire nearby, in Artigues, was contained the next day.