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Canada Greece: five wounded and a dozen houses burned after a fire in the Peloponnese

03:10  01 august  2021
03:10  01 august  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

Fire in Greece in Peloponnese: a dozen burned houses, five wounded

 Fire in Greece in Peloponnese: a dozen burned houses, five wounded © Eurokinissi / AFP U Dozen houses burned and five people were injured in a major forest fire in northwestern Peloponnese Near the city of Patras, according to a temporary record of Greek civil protection. The five wounded, with respiratory problems, were transported to hospitals in the region, clarified civil protection.

About a dozen homes burned and five people were hospitalised with breathing problems as firefighters fought a forest fire near Patras, Greece ’s third-largest city, authorities said. Some 145 firefighters , 50 trucks, eight firefighting planes and helicopters have been mobilised to extinguish About a dozen homes burned and five people experiencing breathing problems were transported to hospitals in the region, the civil protection authority said. Firefighters told The Associated Press news agency that the fire was large and advancing on multiple fronts, although winds had abated somewhat.

A fire that broke out Wednesday in northeastern Peloponnese , Achaia is still raging, the fire department said on Thursday. The blaze kept the firefighters on alert all night long, and as many as 180 personnel, eight ground units, 48 vehicles, two helicopters, and two aircraft were deployed to Earlier, the fire spread to several villages, forcing the authorities to issue an emergency evacuation. Others were informed to be on alert to evacuate their homes. Many houses have been destroyed, and large swathes of forest land have turned into ashes. Authorities have issued a warning alert in four

Comme chaque été, la Grèce doit faire face à d'importants incendies de forêt causés par la sécheresse, les fortes chaleurs et les rafales de vent. STR / Eurokinissi / AFP © St as every summer, Greece faces important forest fires caused by drought, strong heat and gusts of wind. STR / EUROKINISSI / AFP

CANICULAR TEMPERATURES THAT STRAKE Greece since Friday are wreaking havoc. In the city of Patras, mercury far exceeds 40 ° C in the day, which triggered a major forest fire. Five people with respiratory problems were transported to hospitals in the region. The Hospital Centers of Patras and Aigio had been put on alert from Saturday noon to accommodate any wounded, as well as the coastguards so that they can rescue bathers who could be stifled by smoke.

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145 firefighters, 50 trucks, 8 bombers of water and helicopters were mobilized to fight against this fire in the area of ​​Zeria, according to firefighters. The villages of Zeria, Kamares, Achaias and Labiri had to be totally evacuated, as well as the seaside resort of Loggos this Saturday at the end of the afternoon, the fire spreading towards the coast.

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After months of scorching temperatures and little rain, heavy storms flooded parts of northern Greece on Sunday. Rain and lower temperatures were expected to move south this week, aiding efforts to extinguish any remaining blazes and prevent smoldering fires from rekindling. Meanwhile the government announced that urgent flood-control measures were being implemented in fire -devastated regions, mainly in the Peloponnese and Evia, and that prefabricated houses were being distributed by truck to people whose houses were burned in villages around Zaharo and other badly hit areas.

Dozens of Athens residents fled their homes on Friday as wildfires fanned by strong winds and high temperatures burned through woodland around the Greek capital, sending clouds of smoke billowing over the city. Separately, wildfires burned through rural land on the island of Evia near Athens and in the region of Laconia in the Peloponnese , where one fire -fighting aircraft was forced into an emergency landing, according to the regional governor. State television reported the fire ’s front was over 15km long and one health centre in the region was preparing to evacuate patients.

Tourists and inhabitants were transported to the port of Aigio by the port police. In addition, the motorway on the area concerned and the Rio-Antioio Bridge that joins the continental Greece have been closed to traffic, according to the Greek news agency Ana.

Greece Regularly facing these

fires as every summer , Greece must deal with unleashing of nature. Squed by summer heat, Greek forests are regularly victims of fires, powered by strong gusts. A few days ago, the Mont Penteli , located near Athens, was completely ravaged because of an fire that had also threatened several neighborhoods near the Greek capital.

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July 2018 , 102 people had died in the coastal town of Mati, near Athens, the worst record caused by a fire in the country.

Greece: The situation is catastrophic on the island of Eubee where fires still rage .
if the situation is stabilized elsewhere in the country, and also in Turkey, the fires remain out of control over the second largest Isle of Greece © AFP in Greece, residents of Eubee look, on 8 August 2021, the flames who ravage their island. Flames - If the situation is stabilized elsewhere in the country, and also in Turkey, the fires remain out of control over the second largest island of Greece It has been 12 days now that fires ravage violently the Greece .

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