Sardinia in state of emergency over forest fires

(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 26 – Sardinia has declared a state of
emergency over the forest fires that have been raging on the
island for two and a half days.
A blaze in the province of Oristano has burned over 20,000
hectares of land, damaging properties too, and left 1,500 people
unable to access their homes.
There are forest fires in Sicily too.
Fire-fighters are pitched against a huge blaze that is
devastating countryside in the area of Erice. (ANSA).