Forest fires in Italy: video shows arson

Forest fires in Italy: video shows arson

Several fires led to the evacuation of hundreds of people on the Italian Adriatic coast. Elsewhere in the country arsonists have already been convicted – now there are similar suspicions here.

After evacuating hundreds of people at Campomarino Lido on the Italian Adriatic coast, authorities are investigating arson. There is strong doubt that it was a planned action, Donato Toma, president of the small region of Molise, told Ansa news agency on Monday. There were too many outbreaks of fire to think of something man-made. Fires ripped through vegetation in the Adriatic city on Sunday, threatening homes, hotels and camps.

Near the Italian municipality of Montesarchio, which is about 50 kilometers from Naples Far away, the Carabinieri has already arrested an arsonist, according to the Reuters news agency. in the video above Here You can see him lighting a fast-moving fire with the help of matches.

and also Sicily According to the Adnkronos news agency, the police caught an arsonist in the act. Authorities arrested the man in the inland city of Camareta in Sicily.

heat wave is imminent

before coming heat wave With the Italian civil defense warning the population of the fire, sometimes up to 45 °C on the larger islands in the coming days. “If you see a fire, call the fire department immediately,” a civil defense official said in a YouTube video on Monday. Under no circumstances should people try to put out the fire, but run away.

Fighting with fire is very dangerous. NS Right Also warned not to throw cigarette butts as they can easily catch fire due to drought.

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