Calls for villages near Alepochori to evacuate as Schinos fire rages


The government called on residents of Egirousses-Dourakos near Alepochori to evacuate on Thursday, following the raging of a wildfire in Schinos, the Loutraki area.

The evacuation call was placed through the 112 European emergency number by the Civil Protection General Secretariat.

Several villages have already been evacuated around the dense pine forest of Schinos, where the fire broke out late on Wednesday and where high winds are fanning it.

Residents are asked to evacuate through the coastal road of Alepochori-Megara.

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