GREECE ON FIRE: More regions on high alert as increased fire risks continue today


Greece continues to be on high alert over increased fire risks across more regions today Monday 16 August following an announcement by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection on Sunday.

The category 4 hire fire risk warning was issued for four Greek regions, as noted in the  Wildfire Hazard map released by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection .

These regions include Attica, Sterea Ellada (particularly Evia island and Viotia region), the Peloponnese (especially the regions of Argolida and Corinth) and the northern Aegean region (especially the island of Chios).

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection has informed the relevant 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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