The forest fire lasted for more than a week, causing great loss of life, environment and property to countries in Southern Europe and North Africa such as Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Algeria.
Over the past week, Italy has been hit by two natural disasters, with wildfires in the south and hurricanes hitting the north, killing eight people. Firefighters said they had extinguished nearly 1,400 fires on July 23-25, including 650 in Sicily and 390 in Calbria.
Sicily officials say more than 693 hectares of forest on the island has been completely destroyed. Sicily estimated the wildfires caused $66 million in damage, while provincial agriculture officials said the fires and extreme heat caused agricultural losses of up to $219 million.
On July 26, Italy approved nearly 11 million USD to compensate tourists whose trips to Sicily were interrupted due to the impact of forest fires and heat.