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Greece: Fire Breaks Out in Metochi, Evia

ΑΤΗΕΝS — A fire broke out in a forest area in Metochi, Karystos, Evia. According to the Fire Department, the fire is not threatening homes.

A total of 35 firefighters with 12 vehicles, 2 groups on foot and volunteers are operating in the area with the assistance of 2 aircraft and 1 helicopter.

Meanwhile, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection has announced a Very High Risk (Category 4) of fire for many areas on Monday, August 23, 2021.

More specifically for the following areas:

– Attica Region (including the island of Kythera)

– Peloponnese Region (Corinth, Argolida, Laconia)

– North Aegean Region (Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria)

– Region of Crete

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection, as it stated in an announcement, "has informed the competent state services involved, as well as the regions and municipalities of the above mentioned areas, so that they are on increased civil protection readiness in order to immediately deal with any incidents of fire."

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