‘We are winning the fight,’ says emergency chief, but firefighters say that new fires could start in hot, windy conditions

Huge fires that forced mass evacuations of residents and holidaymakers in southern France have been brought largely under control, firefighters have said, although they warned new blazes were still starting.

In the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, located near beaches popular with tourists on the Cote d’Azur, “the fire is not completely under control but we are winning the fight”, said Lt Col Michael Bernier, the civil security officer leading the emergency effort there.

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