Wildfire Smoke Blankets Southern Sardinia

StoryfulWeatherPublished: June 27, 2017Updated: June 28, 2017
Published: June 27, 2017Updated: June 28, 2017

Smoke from a wildfire blanketed the sky over southern Sardinia, an island off Italy’s west coast, on June 26. A firefighting aircraft dropped fire retardant in the city of Iglesias, as seen in this footage. Local media reported that three helicopters and two aircraft were deployed to combat the flames, which were fanned by strong winds. The fire prompted the evacuations of homes and threatened farms and land, Sardegna Oggi reported. Credit: Instagram/martinam78 via Storyful

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