Italian fire services launch nearly 33,000 firefighting operations in five weeks

Wildfires rage, Italian fire services launch nearly 33,000 firefighting operations in five weeks

Take, for example, a recent fire in the versilia region of tuscany in central Italy, which caused the evacuation of more than 1,000 people in the area, covering an area of 868 hectares.

The northern freli-venezia giulia district has recently been hit by several wildfires.

A female civil defense volunteer was killed by a fallen tree when she helped extinguish the fire on the 21st.

Due to the recent rare high temperatures, droughts and frequent wildfires, the Italian fire department carried out more than 32,900 fire fighting operations involving forests and vegetation from june 15 to july 21, 4,040 more than in the same period last year.

According to the report submitted by researchers at the university of cattolica in italy to report that during the above time period, the fire department dispatched more than 140,000 firefighters and more than 53,500 fire trucks and other vehicles to participate in the fire fighting, with a total working time of nearly 40,000 hours.