Suburbs in flames after military exercise (French artillery torches Marseille
Bombing exercise ‘caused fires’ Dozens of homes destroyed Authorities angry at military
MILITARY bombing practice has caused one of France’s worst fires for three years which continues to rage on the eastern outskirts of Marseille.
The fire has burnt dozens of homes but claimed no victims.
The wildfire was caused by military practice shelling which hit the eastern Trois-Ponts suburb of the southern city forcing the evacuation of scores of residents.
“There are a few dozen houses burnt in the Trois-Ponts district but there are no victims,” fire brigade spokesman Samuel Champon said.