A large wildfire that broke out shortly after 4pm on Sunday in the Volimes region on the island of Zakynthos, is still raging.
The General Secretary of Civil Protection, Vassilios Papageorgiou, and the Chief of the Fire Brigade, Lieutenant General Stefanos Kolokouris, hastily travelled to the island to coordinate the firefighting forces.
A large fire-fighting force consisting of 51 fire men and 16 fire engines, two teams of fire-fighters on foot, 6 fire-fighting planes and 2 helicopters, are trying to contain the fire.
There are strong winds blowing in the area, making the fires difficult to contain.
According to local media, authorities are considering the evacuation of the village nearby.
In case of fire, citizens and visitors are reminded to immediately call 199.