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25 Sep 2018 | 12:12 PM UTC

Italy: Wildfire in Pisa region Sep. 24-25; flight disruptions /update 1

Italy News Alert

Fire spreads in the Pisa region September 24-25; associated disruptions at Pisa International Airport (PSA)

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/26/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Pisa, Tuscany, Pisa International Airport

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Event

A fire erupted in Pisa province (Tuscany) on Monday night (local time), September 24. The fire initially broke out in Monte Serra before spreading to the municipalities of Calci, Montemagno, and San Lorenzo e la Torre overnight. As of Tuesday morning, 500 people had been evacuated. Further evacuations and road closures are possible as firefighters work to contain the fire.

Furthermore, the firefighting efforts have resulted in disruptions at Pisa International Airport (PSA). According to Eurocontrol, high delays are reported as of Tuesday afternoon; cancelations cannot be ruled out.

Context

Local authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to exercise caution when traveling near the wildfire, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders), and monitor the situation. Children and those with respiratory illnesses are advised to limit outdoor activity.

 

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