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66 fires in Greece in the past 24 hours

66 fires in Greece in the past 24 hours Wildfires continue, Greece, July 24, 2018, Anadolu Agency
By Anadolu Agency
Jun 23, 2024 12:38 PM

Sixty-six wildfires broke out in Greece between 6:00 p.m. Friday and 6:00 p.m. Saturday local time, media reports said late Saturday.

A total of 52 wildfires were dealt with in their initial stages, while firefighting teams are dealing with another 14, noted state-run AMNA news agency.

Citing civil protection authorities said great efforts are currently underway to deal with fires that broke out in the Kontodespoti area on Evia Island and the town of Sapci, or Sapes in Western Thrace.

Meanwhile, 13 people were arrested in connection with a wildfire on the island of Hydra.

The suspects are accused of starting the fire by setting off fireworks while on a cruise on a yacht.

The Civil Protection Ministry warned of a very high risk of a wildfire in the Attica region, including the greater area of Athens and the adjacent port city of Pireaus pin Evia for Sunday, because of extreme heat.

Last Updated:  Jun 23, 2024 4:35 PM