High risk of fire for six Greek regions on Friday

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There is a very high risk of fire (risk category 4) for Friday for six Greek regions, according to the Fire Risk Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection at the climate crisis and civil protection ministry.

Specifically, there is a very high risk of fire for the regions of: Attica, Central Greece (Viotia, Evia, Fthiotida), the Peloponnese (Corinthia and Argolida), southern Aegean (the islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Rhodes and Karpathos), northern Aegean (Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria) and Crete (Iraklio, Lassithi).

The ministry advises people to be exceptionally careful and avoid any activity in the open that could accidentally cause a fire, such as burning vegetation, using machinery that creates sparks, lighting barbecues, or throwing away lit cigarettes.

It also reminds the public to alert the fire brigade via the emergency number 199 in the case of fire.


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