Disasters & Accidents

Firefighters bring Rome fire under control

Rome, Jul 10 (EFE).- Firefighters on Sunday brought a large blaze that broke out in the eastern part of Rome under control after a day of fighting the flames.

“The fire that broke out yesterday afternoon in Rome in some car scrap yards in the Centocelle area, between the streets of Palmiro Togliatti, Casilina, Romanisti and Fadda has been brought under control,” the Rome Fire Brigade said in a statement.

Fifty firefighters and some 20 vehicles were still deployed in the area to ensure the fire has been put out.

Residents of four buildings on Fadda Street have been able to return to their homes after being evacuated as a precaution.

The fire started Saturday at 5:30 pm in areas next to Palmiro Togliatti avenue and then spread to at least one scrap yard on nearby Tuscolana street.

All citizens were urged to keep their windows closed and wear masks on the street in the area affected by clouds of smoke.EFE


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