Firefighters battle blaze in Sardinia

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Two of the Canadair planes, amphibious planes used to pick up water to drop on fires, are provided by France from the European Civil Protection Pool and two by Greece from the resources of the rescEU program, the European Commission said.

Seven Canadair aircraft were already at work in the area, the Italian civil protection authority said.

The wildfires have hit the area of Montiferru, in the center-west of the island, because of a heat wave with over 4,000 hectares (9,880 acres) burnt and 355 people evacuated, the EC said.

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