Wildfires rage in ITALY.. hotels & villages evacuated
Italian emergency crews ordered hundreds of residents and tourists to leave their residences as wildfires approached Campomarino, on the Adriatic coast.
Officials evacuated more than 400 people from their homes, hotels, and campsites in the seaside district on Sunday, according to the fire brigade.
Fires ravaged southern Italy on Wednesday, burning thousands of acres of land and killing a man in his home, as temperatures hit records well above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) and hot winds stoked the flames.
Multiple blazes erupted in Calabria, the toe of Italy’s boot, where a 76-year-old man died after his house collapsed due to the flames, Ansa news agency reported.
Fires are also sweeping through Sicily, destroying trees and threatening property in the southern and central parts of the island, local media reported.
In the town of Floridia, in southern Sicily, the temperature reached 48.8 degrees Celsius in the early afternoon, the highest temperature ever recorded in Europe, daily newspaper Corriere Della Sera reported, citing the regional meteorological information system.