July 24 () –
The firefighters of Greece continue this Sunday the tasks to control the two large outbreaks declared on the island of Lesbos and in the great Dadia National Park, which in recent hours have been extended by the strong winds that shake the area, as well as by The high temperatures.
Given the advance of the flames, the authorities of the town of Dadia have given an evacuation order this past night while firefighters continue to open firebreaks in the pine forest. Right now there are a total of 320 troops fighting to extinguish the flames, which are having a devastating effect on the park’s flora and fauna, particularly its population of birds of prey.
The south of the island of Lesbos also continues to burn, where the residents of the town of Vatera were evacuated on Saturday. Homes and some vehicles have burned there. Another second front is advancing towards the town of Vrissa and another is approaching the town of Stavros, although the population is not yet in danger.
The Greek Police have reported a total of approximately 450 evacuations in the last hours, the last of them according to the public broadcaster ERT in Chryssokelaria, in the southwest of the Peloponnese.
To these two fires must be added two other large outbreaks: the one recorded in the mountainous area near the town of Grevená, in the region of Western Macedonia and another near the northwestern city of Preveza, in the region of Epirus, although this The latter seems to be under control, according to the Greek newspaper ‘Kathimerini’ in its digital edition.
The Greek authorities have confirmed 141 new outbreaks in the last 24 hours, according to information from the Fire Department collected by DPA.