Extreme risk of fire for 5 regions on Tuesday


There is an extreme fire risk (category 5) on Tuesday for the regions of Attica, Viotia, Evia, Fthiotida, Corinthia and Argolida.

Additionally, there is a very high risk of fire (category 4) for the regions of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (Rodopi, Xanthi, Kavala and the islands of Thassos and Samothraki), Central Macedonia (Thessaloniki, Halkidiki and Mt Athos), Northern Aegean (Limnos, Lesvos), Thessaly (Magnisia, Sporades islands), Central Greece (Fokida, Fthiotida and Skyros island), Peloponnese (Arkadia and Lakonia), Attica (Kythira island), Western Greece, Epirus (Preveza, Arta, Thesprotia) and for the Ionian islands (Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Lefkada) according to the Fire Risk Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection at the climate crisis and civil protection ministry.

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 emergency number 199 in the case of fire.

Meanwhile, two firefighters were injured and a fire engine was damaged at the wildfire that broke out earlier on Monday at a forest area in Dialechto, Kavala.

According to sources, one of the firefighters suffers from burns on the face and the other on the hands. Both have been transferred to the hospital.

The residents of Dialechto had received a message via 112 to evacuate their village and move south towards the old national road.
According to the Fire Brigade, 12 firefighters, 6 fire engines and one firefighting aircraft are operating in the area.

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