63 forest fires burning across Greece during the last 24 hours

27 July 2020

Published by https://www.tornosnews.gr

GREECE – A total of 63 forest fires were recorded nationwide between 19:00 on Sunday and the same time Monday, the Fire Brigade reported, according to ANA.

They involved 586 firefighters and 220 fire engines, 17 mountain units on foot, 4 water-bombing aircraft, 2 helicopters, and were assisted by volunteer firefighters, local water trucks, and heavy machinery.

Firefighters are still on standby at Kehries, Korinthia prefecture, where the perimeter of the extensive fire that started last Wednesday is still under watch.

Battling a fire on Monday at the Karydi area of Neapolis, Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, are nearly 60 firefighters with 22 fire trucks, 2 mountain units, and 2 helicopters.

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