Fire-Fighting Forces Battle Overnight to Control Fire on Lesvos

MYTILENE – Firefighters and volunteers were fighting a battle overnight to prevent the large front of the fire in southern Lesvos, between the villages of Polichnitos and Vrissa, from spreading to unburnt areas.

From 06:00 on Thursday morning firefighting planes began to operate in the area in an effort to get the fire under control by noon at the latest when strong winds are expected. It should be noted that today due to the expected strong winds, Lesvos is in category 4 on the fire risk forecast map.

At midnight, two people, a father and a son, were rescued from their farmhouse near Polichnitos, which was in flames.


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