Firefighters battle blazes across Italy

STORY: In Friuli Venezia Giulia, drone footage shot on Saturday (July 30) showed trees scorched by fires that tore through a forest area near Gorizia, where teams from across the region are working to put out fires.

Several fires also broke out in Giuliano di Roma, near Frosinone, and in Roccella Ionica, in Calabria, where the fire brigade's task was made difficult by hot winds fuelling the flames.

The fire brigade of Oristano, in Sardinia, on Sunday (July 31) put out a forest fire that broke out in the little town of Palmas Arborea, where flames destroyed a vast area of Mediterranean scrub.

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