World Greece: Firefighters fight to master two important fires

15:10  02 august  2021
15:10  02 august  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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 Forest fires in Turkey and Greece, houses threatened Firefighters fight against fires that declared themselves on Wednesday afternoon in southern Turkey, near the tourist area of ​​Antalya, and in Greece, in Peloponnese. View on Euronews © Arif Kaplan / IHA police officers and inhabitants observing the advance of a fire near Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey, July 28, 2021 The south of Turkey has been prey to the flames since yesterday.

  Grèce: les pompiers luttent pour maîtriser deux incendies importants © Greek firefighters struggled on Monday to master two important forest fires on the tourist island of Rhodes and in northwestern Peloponnese, by canicular temperatures who maintain a high risk of fire everywhere in Greece .

More than 3,000 hectares of pine forests and olive groves burned in two days in Achaia, near Patras, on the Péloponnese Peninsula, 200 km from Athens, according to the estimates of the National Observatory of Athens, which s is leaning on images of the European Environmental Satellite Sentinel-2. This surface could further increase because the fire, which made eight lightweight and burned a dozen houses, was not totally mastered on Monday, indicated the weather services of Greek Agency Ana. The heat wave that has fallen on Greece complicates the task of firefighters in this region where vegetation is dried by heat. Temperatures from 44 to 45 degrees were expected Monday in western Peloponnese, according to weather services.

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The General Secretariat of Civil Protection has established the risk of fire at a "very high" level Monday over most of the country, particularly the region of Athens, Peloponnese, Crete and the Aegean Islands.

A Rhodes, in the southeast of the Aegean Sea, the authorities were optimistic, believing that the fire that declared Sunday in the center of the island was in decline on Monday, under the effect of a reinforcement important in the night of the workforce and means of fire fighting.

Four aircraft and water bombers have started their ballet very early Monday in the Pandanassa area where the fire started, according to civil protection.

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reinforcements in Rhodes

"dawn finds Rhodes much better than the day before. The (different) Fronts (Fire) are in recession "and" almost under control, "said the governor of the South Aegean Sea, George Chatzimarkos, in a statement on Monday morning. "The first objective: the protection of human life, has been reached" and "the damage on the electricity network have been repaired," he welcomed, according to the ANA.

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"We continue our work this morning (Monday), with strengthened forces and inexhaustible endurance. There is no reason to panic," added George Chatzimarkos.

More than a hundred firefighters, helped by 20 vehicles, three planes and six helicopters, were mobilized Monday morning in Rhodes, according to civil protection.

The terrestrial forces had to be further strengthened in the next few hours of fifty firefighters and 14 vehicles from the boat of Piraeus, the port of Athens, according to the same source.

In Peloponnese, Rhodes, as in all Greece, the new heat wave must reach its peak Monday and Tuesday. Weather services have planned temperatures from 40 to 42 degrees on the islands and 41 to 43 degrees on the continent, with maximums of 44 to 45 degrees in Peloponnese and Thessaly (North).

At the same time, the minimum temperatures will be in several regions greater than 26 to 27 degrees, intensifying "the feeling of discomfort", depending on the weather.

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© Nicolas Economou // Reuters People climb aboard a ferry during an evacuation while a forest fire burns in the village of Limni, on the island of Euboea, Greece, August 6, 2021. Thousands of hectares have been in the flames in Greece for more than a week, following the heavy cars and droughts that have affected the country. In support graphics, you are explained the evolution of forest fires in Europe during recent years.

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