At least five people have been wounded and holidaymakers have been evacuated in Italy after wildfires devastated a woodland area near Pescara.
A girl aged five was taken to hospital due to injuries sustained as a result of the fires – however, her condition is not believed to be life-threatening according to reports.
In total, 800 people have been evacuated after fires broke out in the Pineta Dannunziana nature reserve.
The mayor of Pescara Carlo Masci said: ” We had to evacuate several homes and beach resorts due to the smoke.
“The biggest problem is the hot wind. We are doing the best we can to limit the damage.”
On Saturday, firefighters said they were battling blazes for a second day straight.
The fires had reached the town of Catania, forcing people to leave their homes and the local airport to temporarily shut down.
Italy’s national fire service tweeted: “In the last 24 hours, firefighters have carried out more than 800 interventions: 250 in Sicily, 130 in Puglia and Calabria, 90 in Lazio and 70 in Campania.”
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