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Fire warning sign in Provence. Every year hectares of Mediterranean woodland are reduced to ash, accidentally and deliberately. Many plants are rich in essential oils that, in the heat of of a summer day, produce volatile vapours that might be ignited by a cigarette, a piece of glass acting as a magnifier or lightning. Deliberate destruction may be to change the status of a protected woodland so that it can be developed, for instance. All fire is forbidden. Foret Communale de Saint Julien d'Asse, Provence, France.
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