In July 2017, many inhabitants of Naples (Italy) thought Vesuvius had broken out. Huge clouds of smoke standing at the volcano, whose last significant outbreak was in 1944. But these were extensive forest fires raging on the slopes of the mountain. Although there were no human victims, some buildings burned down. In total, about 7 square miles were affected by the fires. It was determined that they were arson, which should be attributed to the mafia.
'People forget that Vesuvius is a huge garbage dump used by the Camorra to dispose of garbage. By now burning the ground, they can create more room for future sales, 'explained a local politician.