It is still red alert in Palermo for the risk of fires. The regional civil protection has released a bulletin for Thursday which predicts the level of ‘attention’ in five Sicilian provinces. In addition to Palermo, they are also Nisseno, Agrigento, Ragusa and Syracusano. Moments of fear in the late afternoon yesterday in Monreale, with the firefighters who had to intervene in the hamlet of Poggio San Francesco to put out a fire that threatened some houses with attached animal enclosures. The teams at work avoided damage to the structures, while a canadair carried out several water jumps for extinguishing in inaccessible areas. During the night there were twenty interventions for fires of vegetation and Mediterranean scrub that affected various municipalities in the Palermo area.