Huge blaze forces hundreds from homes in Tuscany


A vast forest fire has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from their houses in Tuscany, with firefighters Tuesday battling to extinguish flames fanned by fierce winds.

Around 600 hectares in total had been consumed by the blaze, chief Pisan firefighter Ugo D’Anna told a local television, adding that while it was now contained it would take some hours to put out.


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