Posted on June 15, 2022
Another huge fire in Salento that ignited this day in mid-June. Hell of fire in the Salento hinterland, therefore, with the fury of the flames that has been made even more dangerous by the strong north wind that has struck our Peninsula for days. In the last few hours, the fire broke down between Ruffano and Supersano, in the area of the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Serra, an area full of scrub, vegetation and Mediterranean scrub of several hectares, between provincial 362 and 71. The languages of fire, thanks to the wind, spread quickly and hit several hectares of wood. Given the difficulty of intervening by land on the area affected by the fire, the intervention of the various fire brigade teams called to intervene was not enough.
Therefore, the intervention of a canadair from the Lamezia Terme air base in Calabria was necessary. The aircraft arrived, around noon, on the town of Ruffano and began to make the first launches to try to quell the fury of the flames. The plane continued to load water for subsequent relaunches which allowed, after several hours, to put out the vast fire for good. The damage, although limited by the intervention of the canadair, was considerable and affected several trees and Mediterranean scrub belonging to the Serra area. The Salento summer continues to be fiery. There have already been numerous fires that have affected large areas of vegetation and Mediterranean scrub, but unfortunately we cannot help but say that we are still at the beginning.