French firefighters are battling a fire that has spread through at least 400 hectares of vegetation and forest in Saumos, Gironde..
Department of France
Gironde is the largest department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of Southwestern France. Named after the Gironde estuary, a major waterway, its prefecture is Bordeaux. In 2019, it had a population of 1,623,749. The famous Bordeaux wine region is in Gironde. It has six arrondissements, making it one of the departments with the most arrondissements.
Firefighters from across Europe have joined their French counterparts to help battle several wildfires, including in the south-west..