January 27, 2023

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The island devastated by the fire began filming for the series

The Italian film crew has completely lost control of the blaze for an episode of the series on civil defense. Conclusion: Various European media outlets have reported that half of the plants on the island where the shooting took place have been destroyed.

The production of the series “Protezione Civile” (Civil Defense), filmed for Italian public television, settled on the small volcanic island of Stromboli near Sicily. Paradoxically, the series is inspired by the Italian Civil Defense, which is responsible for protecting people from natural disasters.

However, on May 26, members of the technical team went to the volcano and set it on fire, which they had to put out quickly.

Unfortunately, things got worse. Cherokee, very hot and dry air, blew over the embers and helped spread the fire to most of the island.

Six hectares of Magvis, or half of the island’s vegetation, were destroyed by a day and a night of raging fire.

The island’s fire station was engulfed in flames, a restaurant had to be evacuated and about 50 residents were forced out of their homes.

Fortunately there were no casualties from the fire. However, the islanders are angry against the production.

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“But how can they ignite a fire when Cherokee is blown up? How can anyone filming a fiction about civil defense not know?”, The mayor of the neighboring island announced in an interview with Italian media courier Della Cera.

The investigation was initiated by a lawyer, but the Italian public television RAI denies any liability. Rather, it blames the production company responsible for the series.