A FOREST fire which burned 900 hectares of land in the Bouches-du-Rhône has been extinguished.
Investigators believe it was started when a stolen 4x4 was set on fire in a forest bordering the Etang de Berre .
Winds of up to 90kph had fanned the flames over the course of the weekend.
A team of 750 firefighters used 130 fire engines and four Canadair planes to tackle the blaze.
No deaths, injuries or major damage are reported. About 2,000 holidaymakers at a campsite in Carry-le-Rouet were evacuated but damage to homes in the village was limited.