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1949 Landes Forest Fire

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A major wildfire occurred from 19 August 1949 to 25 August 1949 in the Landes forest in France. 50,000 hectares (500 km2) of forest land were burnt - and 82 people killed.[1] It is considered the most deadly forest fire in Europe in modern times.[1] The municipalities of Cestas, Saucats, Marcheprime and Mios in the Gironde department were devastated by the forest fire.


Bibliography and further readingEdit

  • Joan Deville, L'Incendie meurtrier dans la forêt des Landes en août 1949, Les Éd. des Pompiers de France, 15 mai 2009, 160 p. (ISBN 978-2916079202) (in French)



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