Corfu Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Two Villages (video)



Two villages in southern Corfu were being evacuated on Tuesday afternoon as a large fire that broke out for unknown reasons began to approach residential areas.

The villages of Neochori and Paleochori are currently under evacuation.

“We have a problem, the fire is 100 meters from courtyards of homes,” Ionian Island region Fire Brigade director Andreas Rizos told Athens-Macedonian News Agency.

Dozens of firefighters aided by firefighting aircraft are presently trying to contain the flames.

Source: AMNA