French municipalities cancel July 14 fireworks due to forest fire risk
Several cities in France have canceled fireworks scheduled as part of July 14 (July 14) celebrations due to the risk of wildfires and drought restrictions in mind.
July 14 marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris in 1789, one of the first stirrings of the Revolution which led to the end of absolute monarchy and the beginning of the Republic.
Southwest France is currently experiencing a heat wave and soaring temperatures have caused severe forest fires in some areas.
Read more: Thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in southwestern France
Read more: 70 evacuees, 620 hectares destroyed in a new fire in the south of France
Other parts of France have drought restrictions in place. See more here: Areas with updated drought restrictions in France
This led to several cities and towns canceling planned fireworks displays.
Locations where fireworks are canceled – This list is not exhaustive and may change. Check with your local town hall for details.
The Grand Combe
Bouches du Rhone
Carry le Rouet
Map of Cuques
Pear on Life
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