Italy: Thouands evacuated as firefighters battle wildfire near Palermo

30 августа 2020 г. 18:12

Thousands were evacuated as firefighters spent all night battling a wildfire in Altofonte, near the Sicilian city of Palermo, as seen in dramatic footage from Saturday night and Sunday morning. The fire, which started at around 9 pm (19:00 GMT) burned through parts of the Moarda woods, bathing Altofonte in an orange glow. Some 1,600 people were forced to flee their homes as dozens of firefighters worked until morning to control the blaze.

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