Fire, Explosions at Campsite Force Evacuations in Southern France

A fire resulted in gas explosions at the Prairies de la Mer campsite in Grimaud, France, on Tuesday, May 24, with over 2,500 campers moved to safety, according to local news reports.

Local officials reported that three people – including two children – were “slightly” poisoned and the fire damaged multiple mobile homes.

According to France Bleu Grimaud, the fire spread quickly because cylinders of gas stored in the dwellings exploded, causing the fire to jump from one mobile home to the next.

This footage, captured by Yasmina Djaballah, shows black smoke billowing in Grimaud on Tuesday. Credit: Yasmina Djaballah via Storyful

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