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Additional Firefighting Forces to Ilia, Where a Wildfire Is Raging out of Control

LIVADAKI, Greece – Additional firefighting forces were sent to the region of Ilia on Tuesday to assist those fighting a forest fire that started during the night in the location of Livadaki, in the municipality of Andritsaina – Krestena, and get it under control.

According to the Fire Department, there are 103 firefighters at the scene with 35 vehicles and five ground teams on foot, while three firefighting planes are dropping water from the air.

During the night, the fire brigade was fighting the flames approaching the residential areas of Livadaki, Ptelea and Kallithea.

Local authorities assisted their efforts with the use of water tanks.

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