French bat bursts into fire twice in the same year

Perigord-en-Aarde, France This fire on France’s Pacific coast seems strangely rare for that time of year. The heat is an anomaly in a region known for its annual sightings of herds of bison, deer…

French bat bursts into fire twice in the same year

Perigord-en-Aarde, France

This fire on France’s Pacific coast seems strangely rare for that time of year. The heat is an anomaly in a region known for its annual sightings of herds of bison, deer and now, twice a year, an annual flaming bat. The yule winds, usually more rhythmic, are dispersing, moving the smoke of the wildfire further north.

The fire took off from a church in the village of Perigord-en-Aarde, 75km from Cap Xepadet, on Sunday evening, local time. Firefighters had to battle it with two dogs who were killed on the way. It is not yet safe to enter the area. Officials say there have been no deaths or injuries and that the nearest town, Auvergne-sur-Mer, has been put on alert.

Caught in the blast

Fire fighter François Samaguain said the flames were up to five metres high.

“The weather is good and even when it is very hot, the winds blow in the opposite direction, and it is good, for the fire engine, which makes a lot of noise and makes the fire spread. But it is not good for people. It is against their scent. That’s the reason the ring seems dangerous. But the heat is the reason we are here,” Mr Samaguain told French television.

Yule winds are the season of the bison, the bison-sized cow-bison family, seen here in an annual migration to England. (Source: Le Bazaar.co.uk/en/blog/photo/michelussamain/how-it-saga-fire-yule-le-bazar/tw.jpg)

Perigord-en-Aarde, France

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