Of the 4.5 hectares of the campsite, nothing remains. The cork oaks which made the beauty of the place are reduced to charred trunks. “That’s what hurts us the most.explains the co-manager of Red Oaks Béatrice Perez, very moved. A mobile home can be redeemed. A tree, once it is dead, it must be cut down.” Barely relieved of this disaster, the co-managers are already considering the rest. “We wish reopen as soon as possible, next year if we are ready.”
In the meantime, we have to rebuild everything, rebuild everything, start from a blank page. The president of the Occitanie region Carole Delga, visiting the site on Tuesday, announced an exceptional envelope for the Argelès campsite and for the three companies of Saint-André destroyed by the flames. She also calls on the government to react.
Pots to help camping
The last days, many jackpots have emerged on the internet to help the various victims of the fire. Several of them are dedicated to the Chênes Rouges campsite and in particular to the caretaker who lived on the premises and who lost everything.