Fire Service Evacuates Town in Greece’s Evia as Wildfire Approaches

Residents from the town of Makrichori, in central Evia, have been evacuated by the authorities on Thursday as a precaution against the large wildfire that is approaching the settlement.

The fire service says that the fire broke out early in the afternoon. It added, that 60 firemen, four fire-fighting aircraft and two helicopters are trying to contain the flames before they reach the town.

Their efforts are being hampered by the strong winds.

Αυτή την στιγμή εκδηλώνεται μεγάλη πυρκαγιά στο Μακρυχωρι Ευβοίας (μέσα στο χωριό η φωτιά) με κατεύθυνση τη Σέττα κ με δυνατούς ανέμους

Posted by Θανάσης Κοκκάλας on Thursday, July 4, 2019