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Monday, August 20, 2012
Forest Fires - Incendi di Boschi
It was very hot over the weekend maybe even the hottest of the summer season as our thermometer in the shade in the garden reached 42C on Sunday afternoon with the minimum temperature overnight on Saturday night not having dropped below 25C. With these temperatures and the exceedingly dry conditions it was no real surprise to see yet another fire burning locally yesterday afternoon. These photos were taken from our terrace of the fire, the helicopter dropping the water and going down to the luckily nearby Lago di Bolsena to collect the water with which to do so.
Sadly fires like this one have been a common site around the region and in fact all over Italy this summer.