Athens
08
07
2022
WILDFIRES

378 wildfires recorded nationwide in 1 week

A total of 378 wildfires were recorded across Greece just over the last 7 days. This statistic was officially announced by the Hellenic Fire Brigade's spokesperson Giannis Artopios at a press briefing.

Spokesperson Artopoios identified Attica, areas of Central and Western Greece, Central Macedonia, the Ionian islands, the Sporades, Crete, the eastern Aegean and Dodecanese as the areas most at risk.

In addition to forest fires, over the past week firefighters were called to assist in 882 urban fires and 657 other incidents.

There were 41 forest fires in the 24 hours up to 18:00, largely due to high temperatures, intense winds and low humidity.

The biggest fires were at Schistos in Korydallos, Portes in Achea, Schimatari in Viotia, Sernikaki in Fokida, Korakia Kranidiou in Argolida, Porto Germeno in Attica, Aghios Ioannis in Korinthia and Koryfi in Ileia.

Stressing the importance of a quick response, Artopoios advised the public to immediately call the 199 or 112 emergency hotlines if they see a fire.