France, Greece Send Aircraft To Help Tackle Italy Fires
Rome, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Jul, 2021 ) :Firefighting aircraft from France and Greece arrived in Italy on Sunday following an appeal for help in taming fires raging across parts of Sardinia that have forced hundreds of people from their homes.
"It's a disaster without precedent," the island's governor Christian Solinas said, as hot southwesterly winds complicated the efforts to put out the blazes and the region declared a state of emergency.
Frightened tourists were among those fleeing the little seaside village of Porto Alabe, it said.
A vast area in the Oristano province in the west was "on its knees due to the devastating fire", he said.
About 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of vegetation had gone up in flames, with properties damaged and animals killed, Solinas said. The fire danger level remained "extreme", the civil protection agency said.