A migrant cycles next to a makeshift shelter on fire at the 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais, northern France, on October 26, 2016 during a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement where 6,000-8,000 people have been living in dire conditions.
Fresh fires broke out on October 26, 2016 in the 'Jungle' camp on the second day of operations to tear down the squalid settlement in northern France, sending migrants fleeing with their meagre belongings. Huge clouds of black smoke billowed over the sprawling camp near Calais where up to 4,000 migrants remain as authorities continue to evacuate residents and dismantle their makeshift dwellings.
/ AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN Foto: Philippe Huguen
People watch as thick smoke and flames rise from amidst the tents after fires were started in the makeshift migrant camp known as 'the jungle' near Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of Calais. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Foto: Emilio Morenatti
Migrants warm themselves up with a fire next to their burnt tents, before leaving the makeshift migrant camp known as 'the jungle' near Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of Calais. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Foto: Emilio Morenatti
Thick smoke and flames rise from amidst the tents after fires were started in the makeshift migrant camp known as 'the jungle' near Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of Calais. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Foto: Emilio Morenatti
A member of the demolition crew runs next to a makeshift shelters on fire at the 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais, northern France, on October 26, 2016 during a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement where 6,000-8,000 people have been living in dire conditions.
Fresh fires broke out on October 26, 2016 in the 'Jungle' camp on the second day of operations to tear down the squalid settlement in northern France, sending migrants fleeing with their meagre belongings. Huge clouds of black smoke billowed over the sprawling camp near Calais where up to 4,000 migrants remain as authorities continue to evacuate residents and dismantle their makeshift dwellings.
/ AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN Foto: Philippe Huguen
Thick smoke and flames rise from amidst the tents after fires were started in the makeshift migrant camp known as 'the jungle' near Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of Calais. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Foto: Emilio Morenatti
A migrant looks on as a makeshift shelter burns behind him at the 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais, northern France, on October 26, 2016 during a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement where 6,000-8,000 people have been living in dire conditions.
Fresh fires broke out on October 26, 2016 in the 'Jungle' camp on the second day of operations to tear down the squalid settlement in northern France, sending migrants fleeing with their meagre belongings. Huge clouds of black smoke billowed over the sprawling camp near Calais where up to 4,000 migrants remain as authorities continue to evacuate residents and dismantle their makeshift dwellings.
/ AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN Foto: Philippe Huguen
People watch as smoke rises from fires at the 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais, northern France, on October 26, 2016, during a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement where 6,000-8,000 people have been living in dire conditions.
Fresh fires broke out on October 26 in the 'Jungle' camp on the second day of operations to tear down the squalid settlement in northern France, sending migrants fleeing with their meagre belongings. Huge clouds of black smoke billowed over the sprawling camp near Calais where up to 4,000 migrants remain as authorities continue to evacuate residents and dismantle their makeshift dwellings. / AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET Foto: Denis Charlet
People stand amid thick smoke after fires were started in the makeshift migrant camp known as 'the jungle' near Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of Calais. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Foto: Emilio Morenatti
Flere titalls branner har herjet i flyktningeleiren utenfor Calais. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN

Store branner herjer i «Jungelen»

Flere store branner raser onsdag i den provisoriske flyktning- og migrantleiren i Calais, som franske myndigheter er i ferd med å tømme og jevne med jorda.

Flere tusen av leirens nærmere 8000 beboere er busset bort de siste dagene, samtidig med at mannskaper, beskyttet av politiet, har gått løs på telt og skur med slegger, motorsager og bulldosere.

Samtidig har det oppstått flere titalls branner i leiren. Hva som utløste brannene i den provisoriske leiren som er kjent under navnet «Jungelen», er ikke kjent.

– Teltene våre brant. Noen satte fyr på dem, men jeg vet ikke hvem, forteller 16 år gamle Siddiq, som på grunn av flammene ble tvunget til å sove under en bru natt til onsdag.

– Jeg har sett mange branner tidligere, men ingen som dette, sier han.

En talsmann for lokale myndigheter mener det er migranter som har tent på i det de forlot teltleiren.

En person er skadet i brannen. Over 100 måtte evakueres natt til onsdag.

Franske myndigheter mener de skal være ferdige med å fjerne alle rester av teltleiren iløpet av onsdagen.

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