Local media reports that a woman (56) died during the fire on the Italian side. They are members of civil protection.
A burnt tree fell on the police officer Elena Lo Duca, a volunteer of the local civil protection, according to Italian local media (Udinetoday.it ).
It is said that Lo Duca was conducting an investigation and was then crushed by a tree.
– This tragic event saddened the entire police force. The great enthusiasm that Elena invested in her work will always be an example to everyone. Because of this heavy loss of the family, I express my condolences on behalf of all the men and women of the state police – said the Chief of Police in Prepott, Lamberto Giannini.