Fires, still a fire in Garfagnana, helicopters in action

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– LUCCA, AUGUST 18 – A forest fire has affected the mountains in the locality of Astracaccio since late yesterday evening, in the municipality of Bagni di Lucca (Lucca). From the first light of dawn, two helicopters of the regional fire fighting system are in action. On the ground, the teams of workers and foresters are containing the flames with great difficulty due to the slopes, in some places prohibitive. The evaluation of sending additional air and ground resources is underway.

During the night, teams of workers and foresters and the operations director of the Union of Media Valle del Serchio Municipalities followed the evolution of the fire to guard civilian settlements that could be threatened by flames. (HANDLE).