Sunbathers Watch From Beach as Wildfires Burn in French Riviera

by The Associated Press and Matthew Nighswander /  / Updated 
Image: FRANCE-FIRE-ENVIRONMENT-WEATHER
A family on the beach watches as a fire burns nearby in La Croix-Valmer, near Saint-Tropez, southern France on July 25, 2017.Valery Hache / AFP - Getty Images

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

Sunseekers in the French Riviera appeared determined to have their summer fun Tuesday, even as approaching wildfires seemed like they could be a little too close for comfort.

Hundreds of firefighters are battling blazes, fanned by high winds, in more than a dozen zones in the Riviera region of southern France. Four firefighters have been injured.

Image: A Canadair firefighting plane drops water to extinguish a forest fire on La Croix-Valmer from Cavalaire-sur-Mer
A Canadair firefighting plane drops water on the fire in La Croix-Valmer.Jean-Paul Pelissier / Reuters

A local official, tweeting on Tuesday, a day after the fires started, said about 100 people were evacuated in Ramatuelle, while five hectares burned in Saint-Tropez.

There have been no reports of injuries among residents or tourists.

Image: France wildfires
A forest fire burns in the background as people enjoy the beach in La Croix-Valmer. Valery Hache / AFP - Getty Images

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news