Morocco Sends Two Fire-fighting Planes to Battle Italy’s Wildfires

FARThe Moroccan armed forces (FAR) sent two Canadair planes to Italy to extinguish the fire that ravaged so far more than 2000 hectares of forests.

Italy becomes the third country that receives Moroccan aid after Spain and Portugal, which also received Moroccan Canadair flights.

Southern Italy, including Sicily, has been plagued by wildfires this summer due to extremely dry conditions caused by a lack of rainfall.

These fires have created controversy especially after a film went viral depicting a volunteer fire fighter deliberately starting a blaze.

Fifteen volunteer firefighters have been arrested in Sicily on suspicion of starting wildfires and reporting non-existent blazes so they could earn €10 an hour for putting them out.


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