The fires in Greece are globally “under control” Saturday July 29. After two weeks of fighting against the hundreds of fires that broke out in the country, “there is no more active front” in Rhodes, Corfu and Magnesia, the areas “which concern us most”said the fire department.
“There are scattered pockets of fire that are being extinguished” And “there will be no reduction in forces (in the field) until the major claims have been extinguished”, said the same source. Especially since the national meteorological service, EMY, predicts winds that could reach 50 to 60 km / h and a temperature rising again, two factors of aggravation of the situation.
New fires have also broken out in the Peloponnese. Three fires broke out on this southern peninsula on Saturday, prompting calls from authorities to evacuate four communities near the town of Pyrgos, according to the Greek emergency services. More than a hundred firefighters are fighting the flames there, supported by seven planes and two helicopters.