Heatwave in Italy: 23 cities on red alert, over 160 fires this weekend

ILLUSTRATION. Plus de 160 incendies se sont déclarés samedi sur le territoire italien en raison des fortes chaleurs qui persistent depuis plusieurs semaines.

ILLUSTRATION . More than 160 fires broke out Saturday on the Italian territory because of the high temperatures that have persisted for several weeks.

Large heat is the cause of many fires in Italy, particularly in the south of the peninsula. More than 160 homes have expressed Saturday on the Italian territory because of temperatures that persist for several weeks, said Sunday the rangers of the peninsula.

The region of Campania, whose capital is Naples, recorded alone 75 fire starts, followed by Tuscany, 17 fires, and Puglia, 15 fires. Temperatures regularly exceed 30 ° C to 35 ° C for several weeks in Italy.

Red alert triggered because of the heat in several city

Civil Protection has declared this Sunday the “red alert” for 23 Italian cities, this alert meaning that even people without health problems and youth are at risk. These cities are located throughout the country, where the north Milan and Brescia respectively recorded 37 ° C and 38 ° C in the south, with 38 ° C in Naples, as in Rome, but 40 ° C in Bologna.

The first two weeks of July, the use of hospital emergency rooms have grown on average by 10% compared to the same period in 2014, with peaks of 20% in some areas of Emilia-Romagna, Bologna region, and Lazio, the Rome area, according to Simeu, Italian society of emergency medicine.

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