Several eyewitnesses are reporting heavy smoke occurring from the tip of the volcano in Mount Vesuvius, although it remains to be seen if the Volcano itself is active or if the smoke is from fires blazing on the slopes near Naples.
Many branches of Italian firefighters are already battling numerous separate raging wildfires on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius volcano, to try and secure as much livestock and agriculture as possible in the region.
Naples being a popular tourist destination, there have been several reports and short videos of the smoking skies appearing on social media.
Residents have already been evacuated for the second individual time this week alone as a precaution after some of the researchers and observers monitoring the volcano thought the cloud of smoke was coming from the volcano itself.
Nearby forests have been devastated from the incineration which continued to spread late in the day and hectares of woodland in the area are damaged as well.
Those fighting the spread of the fire say that at least 100 active wildfires are ongoing through the Campania region, and are being repelled to no avail by around 600 firefighters and Civil protection workers from Italy.
At this point it's too early to rule out arson for the original cause of the wildfires, dry weather and strong winds have certainly played their part in continuous spread of the damage.
The last significant eruption of Mount Vesuvius was in 1944, and scientists have progressively been monitoring the situation ever since. Recently some analysts suggested there has been activity at the volcano spreading hysteria and fear into the locals.
In the year 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius was one of the most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in European history. Historians have learned about the eruption from the eyewitness account of Pliny the Younger, a Roman administrator and poet. It is the namesake for Vesuvian eruptions.