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Barga Vecchia – Fire hydrants in need of renovation

Barga Vecchia – Fire hydrants in need of renovation

the system has fallen into disrepair and it is now in a very sorry state

Dating back to mediaeval times, the narrow and steep streets of Barga Vecchia mean that most modern forms of transport are restricted from entering. Although this does mean a very peaceful city with very few cars it does of course mean that transporting things into or out of the city can sometimes be difficult. Generally […]

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Vandalism in Barga

Vandalism in Barga

Not often that we publish a headline like the above but some time during Thursday evening or early Friday morning, vandals attacked the presepe on the  Belvedere Magri above the public toilets in Via Hayange, damaging some of the figures and throwing flowerpots into the road below. The last time there were problems in that area […]

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Fire at Metalfilms factory

Fire at Metalfilms factory

There was a plume of black acrid smoke over Barga this afternoon as down at San Pietro in Campo just below Barga , one of the industrial units caught fire. Three fire engines attended the blaze at the Metalfilms factory which was brought under control very quickly. The main factory building was not touched by the […]

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Fire at the Bricchettaggio in Gallicano

Fire at the Bricchettaggio in Gallicano

As the sun went down this evening and dark clouds moved across the valley, something less natural was added to the scene – a looming pall of black smoke which gradually spread across the whole valley coming from the direction of Gallicano. It turned out to be the Bricchettaggio  which had caught fire and was […]

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Blaze in Fornaci di Barga destroys Brico Io

Blaze in Fornaci di Barga destroys Brico Io

The problems in this valley just seem to keep on coming. This morning the residents of Fornaci di Barga found themselves with a huge pall of black smoke towering above them and an acrid smell in the air as the Brico Io garden and DIY centre just on the outskirts of the town at loc. […]

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Parked car completely destroyed by fire

Parked car completely destroyed by fire

Over the last couple of days the residents of Barga have had a somewhat trying time, what with earthquake alerts, being asked if they wanted to leave their houses during the night and then the cherry on the cake, bad weather alerts with predictions of heavy snow and high winds (which luckily did not materialise) […]

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How to light the way if the power goes out

How to light the way if the power goes out

Websites around the world today are showing images of the most powerful city in the world brought to a halt by natural causes – as the Superstorm Sandy hit New York and New Jersey. The President of the United States, Obama has now declared it a “major disaster” with at least 33 deaths reported across […]

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Fire damages industrial unit in Gallicano

Fire damages industrial unit in Gallicano

Thick acrid smoke over a good part of Gallicano this evening as an industrial unit caught fire belonging to  SAETT  in Via G. Bartolini on the industrial estate close to the main road running through Gallicano. SAETT  is a company specialised in the  installation of electrical systems for boilers, heating systems and automated gates Four […]

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Helicopter called to douse forest fire near Piastroso

Helicopter called to douse forest fire near Piastroso

At approximately 12:30 today, Thursday March 15, 2012,  helicopter began to extinguish brush fires of unknown origin in the hillsides above La Ferriera di Scarpello, in the area of Piastroso. It took about 30 minutes to contain them and they now seem to be out. This article and image was sent in to the giornaledibarganews […]

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Attivazione del rischio incendi boschivi da mezzanotte di venerdì 16 alla mezzanotte del 24 marzo

Attivazione del rischio incendi boschivi da mezzanotte di venerdì 16 alla mezzanotte del 24 marzo

A seguito delle condizioni meteorologiche e dei numerosi incendi boschivi che si sono verificati in questa prima quindicina del mese di marzo la Provincia ha attivato il rischio incendi boschivi su tutto il territorio provinciale. Pertanto sono vietati gli abbruciamenti nei boschi e nella fascia circostante per 200 metri dal bosco. La situazione climatica generale […]

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Auto finisce fuoristrada e si incendia. Grave il conducente

Auto finisce fuoristrada e si incendia. Grave il conducente

E’ ricoverato a Genova con ustioni sul 60% del corpo un uomo di Barga,  Francesco Liberali, 42 anni finito in una scarpata stanotte con il suo fuoristrada che poi si è incendiato. Le sue condizioni sono molto gravi. Tutto è avvenuto verso le 2,30. Francesco Liberali, meglio conosciuto dagli amici come Bobby, stava percorrendo la […]

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Prorogato il divieto di accensione fuochi

Prorogato il divieto di accensione fuochi

Continua il bel tempo e, di conseguenza, non si abbassa la guardia per gli incendi boschivi. La Provincia, infatti, comunica che, a causa delle condizioni meteorologiche caratterizzate da costanti temperature oltre la media stagionale e carenza di precipitazioni, il sottobosco è particolarmente secco, cosa questa che ha creato un forte rischio di diffusione degli incendi […]