Increased fire risk on Friday

Greece fires august 2021

According to the risk forecast map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, there is a very high fire risk (risk category 4) for the following areas on Friday:

- Region of Central Greece (Viotia, Fthiotida, Evia)
- Region of Attica
- Peloponnese Region (Corinth)

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection, as stated in an announcement, "has informed the competent state services involved, as well as the regions and municipalities of the above areas, so that they are on a higher civil defence alert in order to deal immediately with any incidents of fire.

"At the same time, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection advises citizens to be especially careful and to avoid actions in the countryside that can cause fire through negligence, such as burning dry grass, the use of spark-generating machines such as chainsaws, the use of outdoor grills, the smoking of bees, the throwing of lighted cigarettes, etc. It is also reminded that the burning of fields is prohibited during the fire season."

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