Wildfire on Sardinia Island Force Residents to Evacuate

Rome, A large wildfire in the west of the Italian island of Sardinia forced several hundred residents to evacuate on Saturday night. Around 400 people had to leave their homes, Italian media reported.

Among other areas, residents of the village of Cuglieri were affected. Some residents were able to return on Sunday morning when the situation improved slightly. The enormous fire has been destroying the fields in the region since Saturday, dpa reported.

Emergency forces continued to fight the flames on Sunday. Several firefighting planes and helicopters were deployed over the island. The flames in the west of the island engulfed several thousand hectares, according to initial estimates by the authorities. Houses were also damaged.

Source: Saudi Press Agency