Forest fire in Ticino

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Firefighters in canton Ticino have been tackling a forest fire just north of Lugano.

The blaze threatened a nearby home and one local was hospitalized for smoke inhalation.

Helicopters dropped water on the blaze in an effort to keep it under control. There’s a level 2 alert in place at the moment – but that’s likely to change today as rain and snow is forecast.

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