A forest fire broke out in the south of Athens, the capital of Greece.
The flames in the Ano Glifada district quickly unfold to the encircling settlements.
Firefighting in Athens
Fueled by sturdy winds, the flames shortly unfold to the slopes of Mount Imittos, which overlooks the Greek capital.
Whereas the wind made it tough to intervene from the air and land, dense smoke lined the sky. Homes and automobiles grew to become unusable.
Forest fire in Greece VIDEO
sturdy wind warning
Groups evacuated some civilian settlements in the areas of Vula and Glifada, about 20 kilometers from central Athens.
In a press release from the fire division, “Because of the sturdy north winds, the fire unfold quickly and approached the town. We ask our residents to be very cautious.” it was stated.
In keeping with ERT, electrical energy distribution community and telecommunication suppliers have been despatched to the area to resolve the disruptions in the related areas.
Air and floor intervention
6 firefighting planes, 4 helicopters and greater than 130 firefighters participated in the trouble to extinguish the fire, which lasted for hours.
The European Union (EU) had assigned firefighters in opposition to forest fires in Greece.
It was introduced that greater than 200 firefighters and technical tools supplied by EU nations can be deployed to Greece to reply shortly to main forest fires.
Disasters of the previous years
Final summer time, forest fires in completely different components of Greece burned almost 300,000 acres of land.
In 2018, a fire in the coastal city of Mati, close to Athens, killed 102 folks in a matter of hours.
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