Photos from Positanonew.it

Yesterday there was very large fire in the mountains above Praiano, which has fortunately been put out by three squads of the vigili del fuoco (fire department) from Salerno and Maiori. The impressive photos above of the fire are by Francesco Fusco and are from the news updates on the Positano News website here and here. Massimo Capodanno has incredibly shots of the fire here and here on his blog Positano MY LIFE. This one taken from his house in Positano is particularly scary since you can see just how close the fire was to Praiano in the distance. It has been dry and windy here the past few days, and yesterday was especially windy. I am not sure the cause of the fire, but the wind certainly didn’t help. I am very glad to hear the fire has been put out!

4 Comments
  • Chef Chuck

    That look scary, I am glad it out!

    February 27, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Chuck! Me too! There are fires here often during the hot and dry summer months, but this is the first winter fire I have seen. This is the time of year that people are burning leaves and tree clippings, and the wind came up very suddenly on Wednesday. Glad it was put out so quickly!

    February 27, 2009
  • ladylitigator

    Wow, Laura, that almost looks like the West Coast US during fire season. Thanks for keeping us posted.

    February 28, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Lisa! Yes, the photos of the fires reminded me of the west coast fires in the States as well. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Glad you enjoy the blog!

    February 28, 2009

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