Fire breaks out at entrance of Ancient Olympia

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A fire has broken out near the entrance of Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese.

"Two fires broke out at the same time in the area of Palaiovarvasaina, in the municipality of Pyrgos," Ilia's deputy regional governor, Vassilis Giannopoulos, said in statements to AMNA, adding that "a few minutes later, another fire broke out near the entrance of Ancient Olympia, in the area of Fanaras."

According to Fire Department sources, "the fire in Paleobarvasaina, specifically in the Karoutes area, seems to have been contained, while the second fire is still in progress," the deputy regional governor added.

The fire in the Fanaras area of Ancient Olympia "presents a goon picture," as he said.

Strong firefighting forces assisted by aeroplanes and helicopters are operating to control the fires and not threaten residential areas.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection announced the lifting of the state of emergency in Rhodes following the wildfires that hit the island in the previous days.

Residents and visitors have already received relevant notifications from the emergency number 112 in order to return safely to their places of residence.

It is noted that strong Civil Protection forces remain on alert and fully prepared in Rhodes.

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