High risk of forest fire and prohibition of access to the forest massif

orange vigilance High risk of forest fire and prohibition of access to the Dune du Pilat forest massif

In view of the weather conditions and in consultation with the departmental fire and rescue service (SDIS), Météo France and the Gironde federation for the defense of forests against fires (DFCI), Fabienne BUCCIO, Prefect of Gironde, has decided to place the Gironde department on orange vigilance (high vigilance / level 3 on a scale of 5) for the risk of forest fires from August 16, 2022 at 2 p.m. until further notice.

The restriction measures are reinforced and are detailed here.


The Mayor of La Teste de Buch Patrick Davet has issued an order prohibiting access to the Testein forest massif.

"It is important that everyone is aware that there is a real danger in the forest areas affected by the fire: it is not a place of curiosity!

If the fire is considered fixed, it is not yet extinguished and it remains extremely risky to move in these areas due in particular to the risk of burning, land collapse or falling trees weakened by fire...

So we invite all of you, locals and visitors, to be responsible and to respect the ban on access to these areas.

thank you for your understanding

The Dune is a wild natural space. Once on the ridge, you will find no shade, no water or food. Avoid climbing the Dune during the hottest hours, the sand is very hot!

Faced with high temperatures, it is important to follow prevention advice and adopt the #goodreflexes :

HEAT ALERT 1 High risk of forest fire and ban on access to the Dune du Pilat forest massif

It is essential to protect yourself and to be attentive to the most vulnerable people.

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