Smaller and larger forest and forest fires raged in several regions of Greece on Thursday morning.
However, there is hope, as several firefighters and mayors from the affected areas said on Greek Radio (ERT). “Seven helicopters were deployed to fight the fires at first light. The winds finally died down,” said two sheriffs of the area around the Parnitha Mountains in northern Athens.
Devastating fires north of Athens
“staying at home”
People are also disturbed by the pungent smell of burning wood that hangs over the city of Athens and many other areas. “Stay in your homes with closed windows,” the Civil Defense advises over and over again. The recommendation applies particularly to children, the elderly, and people with heart and lung problems.
Larger fires were also raging in central Greece near the village of Distomo and for the sixth consecutive day on the Greek-Turkish border around the large port city of Alexandroupolis.
There it burns at a distance of about 40 kilometers. The fires reached the area of the western town of Komotini. Firefighters from many European Union countries are involved in the firefighting work.
Fires are burning in northeastern Greece
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