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    At Least 1,500 People Evacuated Due to Wildfire on France’s Oleron Island

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    French authorities have evacuated at least 1,500 people due to the spread of wildfire on the French island of Oleron in the Atlantic Ocean.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Over 60 firefighters were mobilized early on Friday after a fire broke out at the Le Signol camping site on Oleron, the France Bleu news outlet reported.

    Four people have reportedly received minor injuries from inhaling fumes. Two adults, a child and a firefighter have been taken to hospital.

    A police investigation is reportedly underway to determine the cause of the fire. According to the news outlet, the explosion of a gas cylinder may have been the initial cause of the fire.

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