Wildfires that have ravaged Greece for over two weeks have been brought under control, a fire brigade spokesman said on Friday.”Since yesterday, there is no major active front left, just scattered pockets,” the spokesman said. Firefighters were helped over the past two days by rainfalls and cooler temperatures. But the risk of fires remained very… Continue reading Greek wildfires under control as rainfall, cooler temperatures help firefighters.
Ten Italian cities were on “red alert” on Thursday amid the country’s heatwave, including Sicily’s Palermo and the capital Rome, where 40°C was recorded at noon. The health ministry expects a total of 17 cities to be on “red alert” on Saturday.The sweltering heat is due to a high-pressure system, aptly named Lucifer. Firefighters have… Continue reading ‘Lucifer’ could see Italy shatter Europe’s heat record as temperatures near 49°C in Sicily