Greece — A big fire, thatbroke out in Simiza, Traganou and Pigadi settlements, in the northern part of Elia prefecture, is raging out of control. The fire started at Agii Theodori, Lehaina and spread to Simiza causing damage to farm-houses but is not threat to inhabited area. Strong winds make firefighting efforts even more difficult. Three aircrafts, 2 helicopters, 20 fire angines and 55 firefighters are battling with flames. Still raging is the fire in Ariana Zarakou, Lakonia . Under control are the fire in Kato Souli, Marathonas that broke out at noon, the fire in Kammena Bourla near Greek Tourism Organization land, the fire in Pallini that broke out this morning, the fire in Aigina and the fire in Samothraki. Residents of the island of Samothraki had a nightmarish night when flames approached Alonia village and threatened the military camp in the region. Also fires in Partheni, Eraklio and Markopoulo, Attika have been contained. Since Thursday morning 44 fires broke out.