Greece: new fire near Athens, more flames in Evia

ROME, AUG 23 – A new extensive fire broke out in Vilia, northwest of Athens, where fifty firefighters with 20 vehicles and two units, along with six helicopters and five planes, rushed. The website of the Greek daily Kathimerini reports it. The new fire, located in the Kaza area, is fueled by strong winds. Police blocked traffic on the Elefsina-Thivon highway near Vilia and the authorities issued an evacuation order. Meanwhile, another fire broke out on the island of Evia, one of the areas most affected by the flames in recent weeks. There are 46 firefighters with 20 vehicles at work. Residents of the villages of Marmari and Kokkini were asked to evacuate with a coast guard ship, a private boat and two passenger ships. (HANDLE).

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