Fire risk. Today alert with code red in the province of Agrigento

Fire risk. Today alert with code red in the province of Agrigento
Fire risk. Today alert with code red in the province of Agrigento

Today is a day of red code alert for the risk of fires in the provinces of Agrigento, Trapani and Caltanissetta.

The regional Civil Protection department issued the notice yesterday. It will be a hot 24 hours for these three provinces, with a high risk of fires due to the high temperatures, also accompanied by gusts of wind. Once the warning was issued, the alert system was activated in the city of Sciacca, the alert service through calls, notifications or messages on landlines and mobile phones which has been active for more than a year and a half to inform citizens of the state of alert issued by the Civil protection. Weather forecast confirmed: it was known for days that the province of Agrigento would be hit, especially at the weekend, by a heat wave with temperatures of up to 40 degrees. And there has been no shortage of episodes that have caused concern. In the last few hours a vast fire affected the Nicolizia-Balatazze district, in the municipality of Licata, with the flames, fueled by the hot wind, spreading to some houses. Once the alarm was raised, the Fire Brigade and Civil Protection arrived on site to put out the fire. Yesterday was also a very difficult day in Sicily on the fire front which saw the Forestry Service, Fire Brigade and Civil Protection involved in a dozen interventions in the provinces of Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Palermo and Trapani and between the provinces of Agrigento and Trapani. In the Agrigento area, flames also affected the city of Licata in the Sant’Oliva district yesterday. Fires also occurred in Cianciana, in the Bissana district, and in Santo Stefano Quisquina in the Fontanele district. Flames also in an area of ​​extensive vegetation on the coast between Porto Palo di Menfi and Marinella di Selinunte, near the former railway toll booth. The flames broke out in the undergrowth and firefighters and Forestry Corps agents prevented the flames from reaching the homes. A forestry helicopter was also in the area.

 
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