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  • Authors : Nicolas Moscara, Patrick Dedole
  • 13-07-2017

The Marine Firefighters of Marseilles – N°10 : The fire of the century | Le Bataillon des Marins Pompiers de Marseille | RMC Découverte

On August 10 2016, a fire of an exceptional scale reported in Rognac is heading straight for Marseille. Driven by a strong 65mph Mistral, the fire is spreading from houses to housing developments. The increasing number of seats of fire makes it uncontrollable. As night falls, the unexpected happens… the fire rages towards the northern neighborhoods of Marseille. To protect the city’s 900,000 residents, 1300 sappers and firefighters engage in a merciless battle… The brigade now fights one of its biggest battles since its creation in 1938… a battle that will end with the destruction of over 4,000 acres of scrubland and many burns victims…