France wildfires force mass evacuation

At least 10,000 people have been forced to flee campsites and homes after a new fire broke out along the French Riviera.
Wildfires have already consumed swathes of forest in southeastern France as well as on the island of Corsica in recent days - in the middle of the holiday season.
The new blaze is raging near Bormes-les-Mimosas, southwest of the popular resort Saint-Tropez.
A fire service official said: "The evacuations, at least 10,000, followed the progression of the fire. It's an area that doubles or triples its population in summer."
Holidaymakers shelter on the beach after fleeing the forest fires in southern France
Video:Brits flee to the beach to escape forest fires
Among those evacuated was the Camp du Domaine campsite in Bormes-les-Mimosas.
Tourists in 1,000 camping plots were forced to flee, according to Lisa Minot, The Sun's travel editor, who was at the scene.
She wrote on Twitter: "First time I have seen (the campsite evacuated) in 42 years.
"Fire in behind us and wind strong.
"Fire still visible from our beachfront pitch. Kids are sleeping. Wish we had some info."
Ms Minot's mother Carol Bielfield was also at the site and said holidaymakers tried to keep composed.
"It was keep calm and carry on, make some tea, serve some biscuits and hope that you get some information," she said.
"But we've had no information at all. Everyone gave up, started leaving the beach and then the sirens went off and we were told to go back to the beach, but there's not been any information."
People sit on the beach as they look at Canadair aircraft flying to drop water over a fire in La Croix-Valmer, near Saint-Tropez
Image:Beach-goers watch as a Canadair aircraft drops water over a fire in La Croix-Valmer, near Saint-Tropez
People were pictured on the beach at La Croix-Valmer near Saint-Tropez watching as firefighting aircraft dropped water on a raging forest fire.
Officials said that blaze had been contained on Tuesday.
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