Greece’s Civil Protection issued a warning for wildfires that can break out due to soaring temperatures on Thursday, July 1, 2021. At very high risk (Level 4) are: Attica, Evia (except Skyros,), Kythera, Fokida, Fthiotida, Magnisia, Larissa (in Sterea and Thessaly) and Achaia, Corinth, Argolida, Arkadia and Lakonia in Peloponnese as well as the island of Rhodes.
At high risk (Level 3) are several regions across the country marked Yellow on the Map.
The Civil Protection urges citizens to avoid fire or even sparkles outdoors. It calls on people to call the Fire Service center <199> if they see a forest or wildfire and give clear information about:
- – the location and the exact point where you are,
– the location, the exact point and the direction of fire,
– the kind of vegetation that is burning.
Instructions on what to do during a forest or wildfire are here at the Civil Protection in English.
Greece’s National Meteorological Service has warned of a heatwave with temperatures up to 43-44 degrees Celsius for the next days. See what regions are affected and weather forecast here on KTG.
Wildfires burn thousands of acres in the country every year. They are mostly caused by human hand either through negligence or by arson.