Extreme risk of fire for five regions in Greece on Sunday

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There is a very high (category 4) fire risk on Sunday for five Greek regions.

Specifically, according to the Fire Risk Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection at the climate crisis and civil protection ministry, the risk refers to the regions of Attica, including the island of Kythera, Sterea Ellada (Viotia, Evia, including the island of Skyros), the region of eastern Macedonia and Thrace (Evros), the region of northern Aegean (the islands of Chios, Samos, Ikaria and Lesvos) and the region of the Peloponnese (Lakonia).

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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