Fire in Catania, flames in the Ionian Village. Also involved in the Fontanarossa airport

Fire in Catania, flames in the Ionian Village. Also involved in the Fontanarossa airport
Fire in Catania, flames in the Ionian Village. Also involved in the Fontanarossa airport
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NoonSeptember 17, 2022 – 20:13

The stake also touched the Simeto Oasis. Disruption to flight operations

from Emanuele Fragasso

This morning a big fire broke out in Catania in the Ionian Village area. The flames have touched the Simeto Oasis, a unique area in all of Sicily for its biome and its natural characteristics. The firefighters quickly intervened on the spot after reports from some residents, terrified by the rapid expansion of the fire.

Disruption at the airport

The fire that affected the areas west of the runway of Catania’s Fontanarossa airport is causing serious inconvenience to scheduled flight operations. This was announced by the airport itself, reporting that the situation is under control and that a large part of the fire was extinguished. Fires in Catania Sud Bicocca, Plaja, Oasi Simeto, Piana Catania, Misterbianco, Mascalucia, in the Messina area, Sinagra, Castelmola, Mojo and Ali, in the Western Calatafimi Segesta and in the Ragusa area – writes in his social channels the general director of Civil Protection in Sicily -. Fires fueled by strong winds and difficult to extinguish. In a few days or weeks, torrential rains like yesterday in the Marche with a heavy burden of poor human lives lost and last year in Sicily? In the face of these dramatic climatic changes, structural measures are certainly needed, respect for creation and the environment and a change of pace in consumption; everything requires will, investments and time and will never be decisive! What to do immediately so as not to have victims.

The flames near the Oasis

A few hours ago a walk was planned precisely in the areas affected by the fire, organized by the Circolo Laudato S “The common home” Catania, which did not hide its regret for the fire: “Today we are truly listening to the cry of the earth and of Creation – says the association on a post published on Facebook – the nature walk at the Simeto Oasis in Catania scheduled for today was canceled due to a fire in the places we should have traveled. We expected to be able to share photos that portrayed wonderful glimpses of nature. We had prepared ourselves with binoculars and cameras and instead. The sadness of the moment does not discourage us and spurs us on to an ever greater commitment.

September 17, 2022 | 20:13

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