Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Wednesday, August 8, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes.
At Very High and High Risk of fires are the regions of Attica, Evia and one Sporades island as wells four islands in the Aegean Sea.
Wednesday, 8. August 2018
Very High Risk of Fire for:
Sterea Prefecture: Evia, Skyros (Sporades)
North Aegean Sea: Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria
High Risk of Fire for:
Cyclades, islands, South Dodecanese islands, North Aegean islands, Crete, South-East and West Peloponnese.
For regions marked with Yellow, there is High Risk for Fires (Level 3). Blue marks regions with Medium Risk and Green with Low Risk.
North wind in large parts of the Aegean is forecast to be blowing on Monday, August 6th, with an average intensity of 6 – 7 Beaufort.
The Civil Protection recommends that citizens be very careful and avoid acts outdoors that can cause fire by negligence, such as throwing lit cigarettes, burning dry vegetation and small branches (twigs) and branches or cleaning residues, using sparking machines such as circular saws, welding devices, the use of outdoor grills etc.
The Civil Protection reminds that setting fields on fire is prohibited during the “anti-fire season” in the summer months.
In the event of a fire, citizens should immediately notify the Fire Service by calling number <199>
On Civil Protection website you can find useful Protection Guidelines about what exactly to avoid, and what to do if fire is close to your home. the info is available also in English.