MAREMMA, Italy, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 tourists were evacuated from three campgrounds in Italy's Tuscany region as forest fires threatened the area, officials said.
Campers were evacuated late Saturday from the Il Sole, Marina di Grosseto, and Maremma camping areas as fires blazed in the coastal region, Italy's ANSA news agency reported.
Emergency accommodations were set up in a local shopping center and other places where the displaced campers spent the night.
Firefighters are still working to put out the fire, which had consumed 296 acres.
Italy was hit by a total of 31 fires Friday and Saturday as temperatures reached triple digits.