Firefighters continue to battle wildfire outbreaks around Greece


The ongoing effort of firefighters is directed towards managing flare-ups along the firelines in Parnitha, Evros, and Boeotia, reported

Firefighters were battling 105 wildfires on Sunday, 46 of which broke out between Saturday evening and Sunday evening, according to the latest reports by the Fire Service announcement on Sunday.

The Fire Department’s assessment indicates a noticeable and commendable improvement, particularly with the most active fronts now concentrated in the broader vicinity of Leptokarya, Evros.

Diligent actions are being undertaken by the Fire Brigade to prevent any resurgence across all fire fronts.

In the southwest region of Mount Parnitha, firefighters are actively addressing isolated outbreaks. A substantial force of 260 firefighters is engaged, comprising 13 ground teams, 77 vehicles, in coordination with 4 aircraft and 4 helicopters.

Fires continue to blaze throughout Greece with reports of 150 fires.
Fires continue to blaze throughout Greece with reports of 150 fires. Photo: InTime.

In Rodopi, the fire brigade is grappling with isolated incidents. Residents of Kassitera in Rodopi were advised to evacuate due to a fire threat.

Moreover, a fire has ignited near the Gallikos river, adjacent to the Thessaloniki-Kilkis national highway. The area is being attended to by twenty firefighters.

In Grammatiko, a fire originated earlier during the day.

A positive outlook is evident in the fire scenario within Boeotia.

On the island of Andros, two fires emerged in the regions of Vitali and near the Holy Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi. A precautionary evacuation message was issued to the residents of the village of Gides.

In addition, a fire started in the Gatza region of Larymna, Fthiotida shortly after midday. Driven by robust winds in the area, the fire spread rapidly; however, its distance from residential areas offers reassurance.

Source: and Ekathimerini




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