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Raging Wildfires Prompt Evacuation of 800 People in Pescara, Italy - Photos, Videos

© REUTERS / Vigili del FuocoA firefighter battles the flames after a large wildfire broke out near Santu Lussurgiu, Sardinia, Italy, 24 July 2021.
A firefighter battles the flames after a large wildfire broke out near Santu Lussurgiu, Sardinia, Italy, 24 July 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.08.2021
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One of the worst heatwaves in decades has swept across Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey, raising temperatures above 40C.
At least five people were injured as a result of wildfires that spread across the Italian commune of Pescara, and about 800 people were evacuated from their homes amid the spread of wildfires in the 53-hectare Pineta Dannunziana nature reserve.
​“We had to evacuate several homes and beach resorts due to the smoke. The biggest problem is the hot wind. We are doing the best we can to limit the damage,” Pescara Mayor Carlo Masci said.
​According to Italy’s national fire service, more than 800 flare-ups were recorded last weekend.
According to the country's national fire service, over 800 flare-ups were identified over the past weekend. Ground crews and two aircraft have been scrambled to extinguish the wildfires, la Repubblica reported.
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