🎥 Thousands flee wildfires near French Riviera – BBC News #news #world

Thousands of people, including tourists in campsites, have been moved to safety as firefighters tackle a wildfire close to the French Riviera.

Many were given only minutes to leave as hundreds of firefighters were deployed in the Var region to the west of Saint-Tropez.

Fire officials say the blaze broke out on Monday and has consumed more than 5,000 hectares (12,350 acres).

The fire ignited during an intense heatwave, with forecasters expecting temperatures of up to 35C.Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog