Saturday, 18 September 2021 08:37 GMT

Southern regions of Italy struggle with fires in forests, rural areas

(MENAFN)The southern regions of Italy, especially on the island of Sicily, were suffering of fires in forests and rural areas.

Some 250 operations were managed in Sicily in the past 24 hours, 130 in Puglia and Calabria, 90 in Lazio and 70 in the Campaniia region. Operations are still ongoing, according to Fire officials.

About 200 people trapped on the shoreline as a result to fire and heavy smoke in the southern part of Catania were evacuated via the sea by police teams.

According to Civil Defense General Manager Fabrizio Curcio, “We have received 558 requests for help in extinguishing fires from the regions since June 15.”

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