The warning comes as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of how easy it is for fires to start accidently, be that by a BBQ that gets out of hand or working with small machinery and tools in the forest.
Gendarmes and forest personnel will be undertaking regular patrols to both look out for potential fire risks, but also to make sure people are properly informed about the steps they can take to stay safe.
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