Genoa – From Saturday 24 July the state of serious danger for the forest fires throughout the region. This was communicated by the regional councilor for civil protection Giacomo Giampedrone. “The decision – explains the commissioner – was taken given the current climatic conditions recorded in this last period which have determined a greater dryness of the soil and a higher probability of ignition and propagation of fires. The measure was necessary to safeguard public safety also in inland areas following the summer holidays which see an increase in the presence of tourists throughout the territory “.
The state of serious danger foresees the prohibition of lighting any type of fire, both pyrotechnic and for the burning of plant material and also the prohibition to operate electrical appliances such as chainsaws. Liguria Region will communicate the cessation of the state of serious danger as soon as the weather conditions allow it, that is with the increase in humidity of the vegetation. In the event of a forest fire, the regional intervention system must be activated immediately by calling the single emergency number 112.