Island of Flames as Sardinia Burns North to South

Hundreds of hectares are destroyed as a second day of fierce winds and flames sweep across Sardinia. Two thousand hectares of grassland, woodland, scrub and precious farmland have fallen victim to this senseless act of foolishness. Yesterdays temperature reached a scorching 47 degrees and today will be no different with high winds expected to push the flames across the second largest island in the Mediterranean.

Word on the street is that these fires were deliberately set by a few very stupid people.

The closest fires to me are in Sassari which is an hours drive away. I have not seen flames but this morning I woke to this:

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life smoke from fire August 7 2013

At around six this morning I awoke to the smell of smoke, I looked out the window and saw this scary sight. Today, unfortunately will be another day of fear and chaos as Sardinia prepares itself for another day of inferno.

Some towns have been evacuated and an alarm(RED) as been issued for the entire island. Today will be another day with temperatures in the 40’s and high winds are expected.

As I write these words tears fill my eyes and goosebumps race across my skin.

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Sardinia you are deep in my heart. Please stay safe.