Parco Archeologico di Velia chiuso dopo un incendio

 
22 June 2017

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Italy -Il parco archeologico di Velia è stato chiuso per precauzione a seguito di un vasto incendio che ha coinvolto la zona. La chiusura permetterà anche tutta una serie di controlli sulla struttura per accertarsi che sia possibile riprendere le normali attività del parco senza rischi per visitatori e dipendenti. Francesca Casule, sovrintendente Abap di Salerno e Avellino, ha riferito all’Ansa le sue preoccupazioni per il danno d’immagine ricevuto dal parco, ma ha confermato che non ci sono stati danni a cose o persone.
L’incendio

L’incendio che ha causato tutto questo scompiglio è partito ieri mattina dal quartiere arcaico ed è sceso fino a lambire la Villa degli affreschi. Sono stati coinvolti nell’incendio anche il quartiere occidentale e la parte ovest della Porta Rosa, ma, come detto, non ci sono stati danni alla struttura, anche se le fiamme hanno divorato interi ettari di collina.

Chieste misure anti incendio per il parco

L’associazione Genius Loci ha inviato una lettera al segretario generale del Mibact per chiedere che si dispongano immediatamente misure anti incendio come l’istallazione di telecamere termiche e la predisposizione di un piano che possa garantire soccorsi rapidi e indenni. Questa necessità nasce dalla frequenza con cui la zona viene colpita da numerosi incendi e dalla natura stessa del luogo che favorisce l’espandersi veloce delle fiamme.

English version of the news. Note: the news has been translated by Google translator.

Archaeological Park of Velia closed after a fire

The Velia archaeological park was closed due to a large fire that involved the area. Closing will also allow a whole set of structure controls to ensure that you can resume normal park activities without any risk to visitors and employees. Francesca Casule, Superintendent Abap of Salerno and Avellino, told Ansa her concerns about the image damage received from the park, but confirmed that there were no damage to things or people.
The fire

The fire that caused all this trouble started yesterday morning in the archaic quarter and went down until the Villa of the frescoes fluttered. The western neighborhood and the west side of Porta Rosa were also involved in the fire, but, as we have said, there was no damage to the structure, even though the flames devoured entire hectares of hills.

Fire protection measures required for the park


The Genius Loci Association sent a letter to the Secretary General of Mibact to demand immediate fire-fighting measures such as installing thermal cameras and setting up a plan that could provide quick and indefinite relief. This need arises from the frequency with which the area is affected by numerous fires and by the very nature of the site that favors the rapid expansion of the flames.

Tropical peat swamp forests, which once occupied large swaths of Southeast Asia and other areas, provided a significant "sink" that helped remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But such forests have been disappearing fast due to clear-cutting and drainage projects making way for plantations. Now, research shows peatlands face another threat, as climate change alters rainfall patterns, potentially destroying even forested peatlands that remain undrained.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-06-peatlands-dwindling-losses.html#jCp
Tropical peat swamp forests, which once occupied large swaths of Southeast Asia and other areas, provided a significant "sink" that helped remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But such forests have been disappearing fast due to clear-cutting and drainage projects making way for plantations. Now, research shows peatlands face another threat, as climate change alters rainfall patterns, potentially destroying even forested peatlands that remain undrained.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-06-peatlands-dwindling-losses.html#jCp