Difficult period in Greece as firefighters battle 55 wildfires


Wildfires are breaking out across Greece, with more erupting on Tuesday on Evia Island, Attica, and Thebes, Central Greece.

According to Ekathimerini, a wildfire in the Paximada region of Karystos, Evia, is destroying low vegetation but allegedly poses no threat to communities. 38 firemen and 14 vehicles have been rushed to the location, with four planes and one helicopter providing air assistance.

A wildfire has also started in the Markopoulo region of eastern Attica, destroying low vegetation, while another wildfire has also broken out in an agricultural area near the Thebes hospital in Central Greece.

Roughly 44 firefighters with nine vehicles have been deployed in the area as two aircraft and two helicopters continue to contribute to the firefighting efforts.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Climate Crisis & Civil Protection reported a very high fire danger across Attica, Evia, Crete, and the North Aegean islands.

Source: Ekathimerini




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