Greece battles wildfires for 16th day in Evros

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Dedicated firefighters are relentlessly combatting the raging wildfires in the Evros region for the 16th day in Greece.

According to Greek Fire Service spokesperson Ioannis Artopios, efforts are concentrated in the south of Dadia forest, and on the south of the village of Soufli, between Leukimis and Provatonas.

The firefighting effort involves 122 fire engines with a crew of 582 members, and 16 teams of firefighters on foot, supported by 17 firefighting aircraft in the Evros region, according to Ekathimerini.

A firefighter near Sidiro and Yannuli. Photo: Anadolu Agency.

Mr Artopios said, “We tackle one front, while new ones appear” however, “most fronts have now been handled.”

The fight to battle the fires in Greece continues, however, Mr Artopios noted the blazes are more manageable.

Source: Ekathimerini

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