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Vesuvius volcano (Italy): arson - multiple huge wildfires destroy large part of National Park

Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 11:58
11:58 AM | BY: T
Ash and steam cloud rising from Vesuvius on 12 July 2017 (image: Irpinianews.it)
Ash and steam cloud rising from Vesuvius on 12 July 2017 (image: Irpinianews.it)
Vesuvius, one of the most dangerous volcanoes on Earth, burning because the most dangerous species on Earth, human beings, have set fire to the vegetation on the slopes of the mountain. 11-12 July 2017, photo by Mario Coppola (via Boris Behncke / facebook)
Vesuvius, one of the most dangerous volcanoes on Earth, burning because the most dangerous species on Earth, human beings, have set fire to the vegetation on the slopes of the mountain. 11-12 July 2017, photo by Mario Coppola (via Boris Behncke / facebook)
Satellite image of Vesuvius on fire on 12 July (Copernicus Sentinel data, processed by ESA)
Satellite image of Vesuvius on fire on 12 July (Copernicus Sentinel data, processed by ESA)
During the past days, visitors to Naples could have thought that Vesuvius volcano was in plain eruption as a huge plume of smoke and steam rose over the Bay of Naples.
Of course, it was not. Several large forest fires, which with near certainty were deliberately set by criminals, raged uncontrolled through the National Park for several days before Civil Protection could finally declare to have them under control today.
Not only destroyed the fires an estimated 100 hectares of beautiful forest, damaged the park's headquarters and many other properties, but also killed countless animals, poisoned the air in the area and led to a gigantic pollution.

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