European Countries Fighting Fires – There Are More Than 800 Fires!
Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey are fighting fires… Many fires occurred in the region where the air temperature exceeded 40 degrees Celsius.
A record was broken in Italy, which struggled with fires along with Turkey, and it was announced that more than 800 fires were fought at the same time. In Pescara, which experienced the biggest disaster of recent years, at least 5 people were injured and thousands of tourists and residents were evacuated.
It was stated that a 5-year-old girl was taken to the hospital and her condition was serious. The fire, which started in an area of 53 hectares in the Pineta Dannunziana region, spread rapidly. Pescara Mayor Carlo Masci said: “We had to evacuate houses and resorts. The biggest problem is the hot wind blowing. “We’re doing everything we can to minimize the damage,” he said.
While fires are mainly seen in the south of Italy, Italian officials said that “in the last 24 hours, we have responded to 250 fires in Sicily, 130 in Puglia, 130 in Calabria, 90 in Lazio and 70 in Campania.”
On the other hand, according to the data of the European Union, forest fires this year have become the most destructive forest fires on average. While more than 200 people were saved from fires by escaping to the sea in Catania, the second largest city of Sicily, the fires in Turkey could not be extinguished on the fifth day.
Kaynak: WMAL Haberler