Just as we were warning about the risks of forest fires on very windy dry days like today, a couple of them started early afternoon today in Roquebrune-sur-Argens behind the Villepey Etangs. A flume of smoke rose above the grounds and spilled into the Villepey marshes. We could spot the smoke from the Fréjus and St Raphael beaches.
Despite the strong winds, two canadair fire planes came to the rescue and the smoke soon vanished from the skies.
Yes, fire season has started. We have no idea yet how this one got started. We'll update the post when we hear more.