Fire in the Oristano area, flames also in inhabited centers
Sardinia, fire emergency: countryside destroyed, homes evacuated
July 25, 2021 Almost 400 people evacuated overnight, houses damaged, a hundred hectares of land devoured by fire. The fires that have brought the Montiferru area to its knees, in the Oristano area, have not yet been tamed. The gigantic fire that broke out between Bonarcado and Santu Lussurgiu has not yet been tamed. In the night, 200 citizens of Cuglieri were displaced, with the flames reaching the town. Only this morning the situation improved slightly and about 120 people returned home. Fear also in Sennariolo, who has been completely evacuated: 155 displaced persons.
Firefighters and rescuers still at work. In Cuglieri, where the situation is more critical, the flames reached the central square and several buildings were damaged, state highway 292 was closed. Part of the inhabitants were evacuated as well as in Sennariolo and Bosa. And a welcome center has been organized in Bosa. In Siamanna, the evacuees were welcomed in the municipal gymnasium and in the parish hall. The flames, favored by the scorching heat even if fraud cannot be excluded, have reached the territories of Tresnuraghes and continue in the direction of Montresta, after having descended from the valleys of Scano Montiferro. In Santu Lussurgiu an entire town was besieged by the stake with houses evacuated with dozens of people forced to abandon their homes. "A disaster, a sadness,what we are experiencing ", commented the mayor Diego Loi. On the other front, the fire defense continues in the Villaurbana area. We try to avoid that the other great fire, which started Saturday between Usellus and Villa Verde, can devastate the mountain Grighine.
At dawn, four canadair planes took off. Hundreds of firefighters are at work. But many in the Oristano area have not slept a wink, alerted by an emergency situation as few have remembered in recent decades. The advance of the flames caused enormous damage. Especially in the countryside, where destroyed farms and many dead cattle are reported.
Coldiretti: "Catastrophe in the countryside"
It is a real catastrophe that is taking place in these hours in Sardinia where another day from hell is expected. In addition to the municipalities besieged by flames, the countryside is also devastated and surrounded by flames with farmers engaged in a race against time even during the night to retrieve the animals, some of which have been reached by the flames ". notes Coldiretti Sardinia. "An environmental apocalypse with hundreds of hectares of holm oaks, downy oaks and centuries-old cork oaks, especially between Montiferru and Planargia, a true green lung, the epicenter of the fires that broke out and went on all night among the municipalities of Santu Lussurgiu, Cuglieri, Sennariolo, Tresnuraghes, Magomadas, Flussio and Tinnura.But the price that is being paid is also expensive on Usellus, Villaverde and Villaurbana, Arzana and Fonni - explains the organization -. Numerous farms involved where many farmers remained busy all night as well as to guard the facilities also to recover. and to secure their livestock ". The damage is already considerable: in addition to pastures and fences and the woodland, in some cases the fire has also involved animals, barns sheds with stocks of fodder and other structures and vehicles. companies were left without water and electricity.Numerous farms were involved where many breeders remained busy all night as well as guarding the facilities also to recover and secure their livestock ". The damage is already considerable: in addition to pastures and fences and the wooded heritage, in some in cases the fire has also involved animals, barns sheds with stocks of fodder and other structures and vehicles.Some companies have been left without water and electricity.Numerous farms were involved where many breeders remained busy all night as well as guarding the facilities also to recover and secure their livestock ". The damage is already considerable: in addition to pastures and fences and the wooded heritage, in some in cases the fire has also involved animals, barns sheds with stocks of fodder and other structures and vehicles.Some companies have been left without water and electricity.
Regional Councilor for the Environment: "Several fronts still active"
Today we are still working on the various fire fronts active on the island, for which it is not yet possible to estimate the damage, but already in the next few days I will be in the communities affected by these serious fires not only to give solidarity to the populations, but to understand what the Region can do to support the countries crossed by the flames "says the Regional Councilor for the Environment, with responsibility for Civil Protection, Gianni Lampis, in close contact with the operations room where all the forces of the regional machine are operating Island firefighting: Forestry Corps, Forestas Agency and Fire Brigade. "All have been busy since tonight on the fires which, especially in Cuglieri, reached the inhabited center, also hitting the cemetery. Some houses,farms with animals were destroyed - he adds - even today the day with the red stamp for fires and the weather-climatic conditions do not leave us calm, but as mentioned, all the forces are in the field to stem the flames ".