Corsica wildfire destroyed 2,000 hectares of forestStaff Writer | October 23, 2017
A wildfire tearing through the French island of Corsica has destroyed 2,000 hectares (nearly 5,000 acres) of forest, but no longer poses a threat to villages in the area.
Weather The fire erupted on Sunday
Rainfall, a sharp drop in temperature and a change in wind direction meant the fire no longer posed a threat to villages nearby, the local emergency service said.
A house and a sheep barn were damaged by the flames, it added. ■