FIRE

A suffocating atmosphere and reduced visibility in Evia has been caused by the fire that broke out earlier in an agroforestry area near the city of Chalkida, and more specifically behind the city’s General Hospital, in the area of ​​the shooting range.

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19:49, 06.08.2022
SharePrint According to residents, the fire in Chalkida split into three fronts as it moves towards Nea Lampsako. One went up the hill, the other headed south and the third west.

A suffocating atmosphere and reduced visibility in Evia has been caused by the fire that broke out earlier in an agroforestry area near the city of Chalkida, and more specifically behind the city’s General Hospital, in the area of ​​the shooting range.

According to the fire brigade, the fire has a good image.

According to the report, it was caused by a short circuit in a PPC pillar, however, in any case, the fire department will conduct an official investigation into its causes.

In any case, the hospital facilities or residences are not at risk.

Already apart from the ground forces, two helicopters also tried to cut off the path of the fire moving towards Nea Lampsako, due to the north, by dropping water from the air. There are also sheep farms in the area.

In any case, the course of the fire in Chalkida was limited and now there is only one front left towards Nea Lampsako, in which all the means are working.

According to residents, the fire split into three fronts as it moves towards Nea Lampsako. One went up the hill, the other headed south and the third west.

On 2 of the 3 fronts of the fire, ground and air forces have circled the flames and are currently focusing more on rekindling the perimeter, while 3 helicopters and 2 aircraft continue to fly to critical points on the fronts.

Forest commanders from the fire department have arrived at the scene, as well as firefighters with ground vehicles, while helicopters and airplanes continue their drops.

According to fire officials on the front line, “if the fire is contained at that point, it creates better conditions to control it later.”

Finally, the atmosphere begins to clear from the smoke in the city of Chalkida and the coastal zone.

In the area, ground and aerial forces of the Fire Service are working to put out the fire, which are constantly being reinforced.


Fifty-seven fires in one day

The daily battle with the flames is ongoing throughout the country, with the state apparatus being on permanent alert and especially for tomorrow, Sunday, when three areas are in danger category 4, that is, there is a very high risk of fire in them.

According to the data announced, in the last 24 hours the fire brigades were confronted with 57 forest fires, most of which were dealt with in their initial stage. The local investigative offices, as well as units of the Arson Crimes Directorate (D.A.E.E.) are investigating the causes of their occurrence.

Recommendations to citizens are addressed by the General Secretariat of Civil Protection.

The regions of Attica, Central Greece and Northern Aegean are in the danger zone for fires to occur on Sunday (August 7).

Specifically, according to the Fire Risk Prediction Map issued by the General Secretariat of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Climate Crisis & Civil Protection (www.civilprotection.gr), for Sunday 07 August 2022, a very high risk of fire (risk category 4) is predicted for the following areas:

* Region of Attica

* Region of Central Greece (Evia)

* North Aegean Region (Chios Region)

The General Secretariat of Civil Protection (www.civilprotection.gr) of the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection has informed the competent state agencies involved in the official service, as well as the Regions and municipalities of the above areas, so that they are on increased civil protection readiness, in order to immediately deal with any fire incidents.

At the same time, the General Secretariat of Civil Protection recommends that citizens be especially careful and avoid actions in the open air that can cause a fire by negligence, such as burning dry grass and branches or cleaning residues, the use of machines that cause sparks such as circular saws, welding devices , the use of outdoor grills, smoking bees, throwing lit cigarettes, etc. Also, it is reminded that during the fire protection season burning of fields is prohibited.

In the event of a fire, citizens are requested to immediately notify the Fire Service, at the number 199.


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Source: skai.gr

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