More than 270 firefighters are participating in the firefighting work, supported by 16 aircraft army. They managed to control the fire, but flames still appeared in some places. The fire will be extinguished tomorrow. No one was injured, but many homes were destroyed and dozens of villages evacuated. There are also crop losses.
Fires in Greece Fires in Greece / photos. Valerie Gash / AP Photo
“shootingWhich erupted in the Gerania mountain range, around 90 Kilometers West of Athens, it is one of the largest areas in the last 30 years, and it erupted even before the fire season, ”Fire Chief Stephanos Kolokoris told ANT1.
Losses can only be estimated after the fire is extinguished. However, it initially calculated that the fire destroyed 55 square kilometers of protected fields and pine forests.
Greece. A fire in the Natura 2000 area
Part of the Gerania mountain range is located within the European Union’s Natura 2000 site. Euthymios Lekkas, a professor at the University of Athens, said on the environmental risks that measures must be taken now to prevent floods and landslides.
in Greece Fires Summer forests are very common due to the dry and hot climate, strong winds and high temperatures.
In 2018, 102 people were killed in the coastal resort of Matti during the most tragic forest fires near Athens.