High risk of fire in four Greek regions on Friday

high risk fire august 13 2021

The risk of fire will be very high (category 4) on Friday in four Greek regions, according to the Wildfire Hazard map released by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection on Thursday.

Particularly the regions of Attica, including the island of Kythira, Sterea Ellada including Evia island, the Peloponnese and the northern Aegean region are in category 4.

The General secretariat for Civil Protection has informed the responsible state authorities, as well as the regions and municipalities facing high risk of fire to be on high alert.

The general secretariat recommends that the public show extreme caution and avoid actions outdoors that may cause a fire through negligence, such as the burning of dry grass or garbage, throwing lit cigarettes or use of machines that produce sparks, as well as the use of barbeques.

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