Fires in Italy and Spain are spreading.
There is as yet a high danger of fire in the Mediterranean district. Although Italy is fighting against other forest fires, the regional president of Calabria wants to convene mayors and representatives of the fire-affected places in the southern Italian region, according to a statement. The assembly should provide information about the current forest fire situation and take further measures to fight the fire.
In Calabria, the flames have destroyed areas in the area of the protected Aspromonte National Park in recent days. Four people have died in the region so far.
On the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, the civil defence again imposed the highest forest fire warning level for large areas. There the experts expected values of around 40 degrees in some cases. In the rest of Italy, too, residents and tourists have to be prepared for extreme temperatures. The Ministry of Health warned of a heatwave in 15 cities that would also threaten healthy people.