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Greece: Picture of Wildfire in Zeria, Achaia Region, Better on Sunday

ATHENS — The picture of the wildfire in Zeria, Aegialia is better on Sunday, the Fire Brigade said adding that the fire is still in progress.

Meanwhile, 77 fire engines with 294-member crew, seven teams of firefighters on foot assisted by five firefighting aircraft and seven water dropping helicopters are operating in the area.

In parallel, the coordinating body had convened earlier on Sunday to estimate the condition of the fire.

Very high risk of fire on Monday

A warning for very high risk of fire on Monday was issued by the Civil Protection General Secretariat on Sunday, as part of its regular warnings during the summer.

The high-risk areas it listed include Attica Region, the Peloponnese, the region of Crete, the regions of northern and southern Aegean (particularly the islands of Rhodes, Karpathos and Kassos, Kos and Kalymnos), the region of Central Greece, the region of Thessaly, the regions of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, the region of Central Macedonia, the region of Epirus and the region of Western Greece.

Civil Protection has warned regional and local authorities to be on high alert, and reminded citizens to be very careful outdoors in case they start a fire inadvertently and to call the Fire Brigade at 199 if they become aware of one.

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