LAMIA — Two fires broke out in Fthiotis prefecture, central Greece, on Monday afternoon, as reported by the Fire Brigade.
The first fire broke out near Lefkada village at Sperchiada in western Fthiotis shortly after 16:00. It was dealt with almost immediately by residents and volunteers and by fire engines that arrived from the city of Lamia and from the town of Makrakomi. Two Pezetel-type aircraft also took off from Lamia airport to help battle the blaze.
A short while later, at 16:15 a second fire broke out in a forest area near Loggitsi village, close to the coastal town of Stylis, in eastern Fthiotis.
Firefighting forces are heading there from Lamia, capital of the prefecture, including aircraft and helicopters. High winds and very high temperatures were reported in the area at the time the fire broke out.