Giorgio Armani Evacuates From Island Off The Coast Of Sicily After Sudden Wildfires
Giorgio Armani, the luxury fashion designer, had to make a quick escape in his yacht along with some neighbors and a crowd of guests visiting his summer villa after two wildfires broke out on the Italian island of Pantelleria.
The island, off the coast of Sicily, suddenly caught fire in two places reasonably soon after one another, causing police investigating to suspect arson as the cause.
Armani and his guests evacuated the island overnight safely and went to Sicily, and no one else was hurt in the blaze. Local police say the fire was stopped before destroying any property, including the designer’s multi-million dollar summer home.
Other celebs have had villas on the island as far back as 2003 when Pantellaria actually came under scrutiny for allowing people like Sting, Madonna, Armani and Julia Roberts to erect massive homes in potential violation of usual building regulations.
Firefighters worked through the night into Thursday morning to combat the wildfires, with Canadair planes coming in to dump water on it.
Luckily, Armani and other revelers will be able to return to the island safely now.