A fee days ago I witnessed the aftermath of a wildfire as I walked through a charred and smoking wilderness
Today, from an paralleled viewpoint , I watched this depressing spectacle unfold in front of my eyes.
From the castle tower at Radicofani we were enjoying what is,the most spectacular landscape I’ve ever seen..the rolling Tuscan hills stretching to the horizon.
A fire watchman was co-ordinating the emergency response via radio from the tower.
One helicopter arrived making repeated runs to a pond to scoop up huge containers of water. but the flames,spread. Every so often a tree would explode as the fire swept down the valley.
I’ve walked through those woods,and can attest to the variety of wildlife…wild boar,..hawks and livestock as well.
Another helicopter arrived. I was Impressed by the way they constantly flew deep into the blinding smoke to drop their water bombs.