Fire in Vergato: fire in the woods, firefighters at work. 29 people evacuated

Vergato (Bologna), 1 July 2022 – Large fire in the Apennines. Yesterday, from the afternoon, the flames spread in the locality of Carbona di Vergato, in a wooded area and in an inaccessible area. Immediate intervention by the Fire Brigade with a helicopter and then with three Canadair who took turns in the days of today and yesterday. About 30 fire brigade operators with 4-5 vehicles and 3 fire-fighting teams of civil protection volunteers were engaged on the spot, a total of 12 operators, together with 3 officials from the Territorial Security and Civil Protection Agency in support of the Municipal Administration Evacuated 29 people as a precaution (video). The intervention was not easy also due to the characteristics of the area involved. It is a fire with a fairly large perimeter, from a first estimate it is estimated that about 50 hectares of land are involved, which is currently attacked on three fronts, with an action further complicated by the wind. And from this morning the extinguishing operations of the fire that started yesterday near the locality of ‘La Carbona’ have restarted. The regional councilor for civil protection, Irene Priolo is on site with some officials of the regional civil protection agency and with the director Rita Nicolini. You disseminate updates on ongoing operations via Facebook, which also required the use of three Canadair (video). “The response of the entire Civil Protection system – says Priolo – was immediate and we are still engaged in extinguishing operations together with the Fire Brigade. A situation that is not easy because the front is extensive and with several outbreaks. Never as in this moment there is a need for the utmost responsibility on the part of everyone, because even gestures of distraction or superficiality can be very dangerous. In the afternoon, moreover, even in Medesano in the Parma area, a fire initially started from brushwood also spread to wooded areas. I’ll never tire of repeating …

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