If the terrible fires in Gironde fortunately did not cause any victims, many families were forced to leave their homes to avoid the drama. This is the case of Laure Manaudou and Jérémy Frérot. For fear of becoming a prisoner of the flames, Laure Manaudou and Jérémy Frérot, as well as their children, had to evacuate their house. In an interview published in the columns of Parisian, the singer and former member of Fréro Delavega confided all his concern. “Monday, from the path leading to my house, I saw the flames in the forest, it was getting bigger and, that night, we had to evacuate, there was too much smoke, it was unbearable“, he evokes in shock. Before continuing: “It was coming into the house, impossible to fall asleep, we were afraid of getting intoxicated and never waking up“.
The ex-swimmer and the interpreter therefore wanted to play the safety card. “We have three children with Laure and we didn’t want anyone to wake us up at 4 in the morning. So we took precaution. Then the mayor then asked the whole area to evacuate“. In a state of shock, he explains to the Parisian: “Since then, it burns, it burns, and we still see these clouds of smoke in front of us (…). I have firefighter buddies who are on the front line and give us information, and it’s horrible. There will be a before and an after.
Jérémy Frérot also took advantage of the interview to raise public awareness of climate issues. “I’ve been trying to raise awareness about global warming for a while now and some have already answered me: ‘It’s very nice, but we have no proof, nothing is concrete.’ The fact of throwing away your plastic straw and saying that it goes into a turtle’s body, we don’t see it. There, global warming, we take it in the face. Yesterday, we felt 50 ° C as temperature, and it was officially 43 ° C, it is the historical record of the city, it was untenable in the south of the Arcachon basin. It’s very concrete now.”
According to AFP, the latest report shows 20,800 hectares destroyed.