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

06:25  01 august  2021
06:25  01 august  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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

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

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 Several days ago, a fire ravaged Mount Penteli, close to the capital Athens, but caused no casualties. It was the same area where a fire in July 2018 went on to kill 102 people in Greece ’s worst-ever toll from a forest inferno. The wildfire near Lampiri village, west of Patras, started high up on a mountain slope but has

It has been the deadliest fire season to hit Greece in more than a decade. More than 60 people were killed in 2007 when huge fires swept across the southern Peloponnese region. Winds reached 50mph as authorities deployed the country’s entire fleet of water-dropping planes and helicopters to give vacationers time to escape (Picture: Reuters). Greek Fire Service officials issued public pleas for residents in fire -affected areas to comply with evacuation orders and not stay on in an effort trying to save their homes. Rafina’s mayor said he believed about 100 houses in that area had burned .

  Incendie en Grèce dans le Péloponnèse: une dizaine de maisons brûlées, cinq blessés © 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.

The hospitals of Patras and Aigio had been alerted from Saturday noon to accommodate any wounded, as well as the coastguards so that they can rescue bathers who could be stifled by the smoke.

five villages have been evacuated because of this important fire that has expired by canicular temperatures.

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According to the Greek Fire Department, 57 forest fires have occurred in the last 24 hours. Some of them were insignificant and were quickly extinguished, but. A wildfire in the village of Drosia Erimantos in Achaia is in full swing, and strong ground and air forces are trying to extinguish it. As a precaution, some of the houses in the village have been evacuated. According to the fire service, 47 firefighters , 2 groups of foot firefighters , 16 vehicles, two helicopters and five aircraft, two Petzetels, two Canadair and a Russian Beriev-200 are active in the area.

Greece appealed for EU assistance Friday to battle wildfires raging on the outskirts of Athens and in the southern Peloponnese region that forced the evacuation of several villages. Around 300 firemen with over 100 fire engines, a dozen airplanes and six helicopters had battled during the day to hold back the flames on Athens' doorstep and the Peloponnese . The fire in Athens broke out on brush land on Mount Hymettus around midday, near the northeastern district of Kareas, and later spread to the outskirts of residential areas.

Some 145 firefighters, 50 trucks, 8 bomber aircraft and helicopters were mobilized to fight against this fire in the area of ​​Zeria, according to firefighters.

According to Civil Protection, 56 forest fires declared themselves during the last 24 hours, most of which has been controlled quickly.

The authorities sent during the day of Saturday alert messages on mobile phones to prevent the inhabitants of the need to evacuate the villages of Zeria, Kamares, Achaias and Labiri.

Saturday at the end of the afternoon, the loggos seaside resort was also evacuated, the fire spreading to the coast. The locals and tourists were transported by the port police to the port of Aigio, a few kilometers from the village.

Highway Closed

The motorway on the area concerned and the Rio-Antioio bridge connecting the continental Peloponnese and Greece were closed to traffic, according to the Greek news agency Ana. Saturday night, the cars that were at a stop could back to the gout record to take back the road.

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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

Firefighters battled more than 90 forest fires across Greece on Monday, an outbreak fed by dry winds and hot weather that saw blazes burning near Athens, in the Peloponnese , and on the Ionian islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia. On Zakynthos, an island popular with foreign tourists, several fires continued to burn for a fourth day and authorities declared a state of emergency. One minister said those fires had been set deliberately. “It’s arson according to an organised plan,” Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis, who is the MP for Zakythnos, told state TV when asked to comment on the dozen

Laurent Courrèges, 49, Assistant Education at a Parisian school, on vacation in Greece with his friends, found himself in a huge cap after the big bridge at Patras' Haubans and the first toll, and was forced to Resume the bridge in the other direction and get out of the cut highway. The group took more than six hours to rally Athens Airport.

"I have heard my plane transavia from 19:30 for Orly and found an Air France flight at 6am," says Laurent Courreges preparing for a short night at the airport.

Squeeined by heat, Greek forests know each summer fires.

Greece faces a new heat wave since Friday, with temperatures oscillating between 42 and 44 degrees Celsius, depending on the meteorological services.

A few days ago, a fire ravaged Mont Penteli, close to Athens.

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

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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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