In the province of Messina, Italy, a series of fires have caused chaos. The fires, which started in the Villafranca Tirrena area, have spread to the surrounding areas near the A20 highway. To allow firefighters to intervene, the highway had to be closed between the Villafranca and Milazzo exits. The fires have also endangered service areas along the highways, with some motorists having to navigate through the flames. The mayor of Villafranca Tirrena has decided to close all schools, public and private kindergartens, and social facilities due to the extremely critical situation. The fires have spread to the town center, forcing many residents to evacuate their homes. Numerous buildings and parked vehicles have been damaged by the flames. The already dire situation is worsened by transportation difficulties, as both the highway and the state road are congested, hampering the arrival of rescue teams.
Inferno di fuoco a Villafranca Tirrena, autostrada chiusa: fiamme nel centro abitato