Italy plagued many fires due to heat wave



More than 160 fires broke out Saturday in Italy due to the heat wave that has been raging for several weeks. Civil Protection said the “red alert” for 23 Italian cities.The Campania region, whose capital is Naples, recorded 75 outbreaks of fire. Tuscany has counted 17 and 15 Puglia.

Temperatures regularly exceed 30 ° C to 35 ° C for several weeks in Italy.

The 23 Italian cities placed on “red alert” are located throughout the country, where the north Milan and Brescia recorded 37 ° C and 38 ° C in the south, with 38 ° C in Naples and Rome and 40 ° C in Bologna.

The Emergency stretched hospitals

The first two weeks of July, the use of hospital emergency rooms have grown on average by 10% compared to the same period in 2014, with peaks of 20% in some areas of Emilia-Romagna, the region of Bologna and Lazio, the Rome area, according to the Italian Society of Emergency Medicine.