Fire in the Selinunte Park but the firefighters are elsewhere, the caretaker extinguishes it with fire extinguishers

The fire rages inside the Selinunte Archaeological Park and, before it turned into a large-scale fire, Salvatore Casamento, one of the custodians on duty at the Archaeological Park, a drone operator on behalf of the institution, managed to extinguish it with fire extinguishers. A colleague from Casamento noticed the smoke: the flames had started to burn part of the vegetation in the Malophoros area inside the Park. So Casamento raised the drone to better understand the extent of the fire and precisely locate the area. Meanwhile, the colleague called the emergency number to request the intervention of the fire brigade but the available teams were already all engaged in extinguishing other fires. Salvatore Casamento did not lose heart and recovered six fire extinguishers from the Park Offices and started putting out the flames.

In Casamento, the director of the Parco Felice Crescente will deliver a commendation in the next few days: “Salvatore Casamento has shown, with promptness and commitment, that he cares about the common good that the Park is – said Crescente – thanks to his intervention it has been avoided that the fire could reach the reed bed area near the Modione river, causing irrepressible damage ».

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