Fire in Ellis threatened home, some evacuated-English

(ANSA)-Rome, May 5-Thursday, a wildfire in Elysee near Palermo was struck by a wildfire, and some homes had to evacuate because of the threat of fire.

The flames caused by the strong sirocco wind began near the cableway station in the mountains.

Flames are threatening homes via Paula, some of which have been evacuated, and homes in Contrada, Martonya.

Firefighters, civil protection volunteers, local police and local workers are working in the zone.

Police closed the road leading to the summit.

The province requested the Italian Air Force for a landing machine. (ANSA).

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