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Seaside resort of Dilesi evacuated as big fire is ranging (pcts, videos)

Local authorities ordered the precautionary evacuation of Dilesi, a seaside resort town in the region of Viotia north of the Greek capital, as firefighters battled a large blaze that broke out earlier on Monday in nearby Schimatari.

One house was completely burned down, Skai and Star TV showing a two story house.

Video: Fire in Dilesi seen from Evia

Authorities evacuated the settlement of Agios Georgios, in Delesi, for precautionary reasons. Locals told media that the fire started from Agios Georgios area.

The flames seem to have spread quickly, while winds are also blowing in the area, making the extinguishing work difficult.

Residents have received an emergency sms calling them to avoid moving around due to the blaze North-West of Dilesi and urging them to follow instructions of authorities.

The wildfire broke out Monday noon in the low vegetation area of Vrysoula and spread quickly west and east, to Schimatari and Tanagra respectively, due to strong winds.

The mayor of Tanagra, where there is also a major air base, told media “the fire is moving like a whirlwind, going here and there.”

According to the Fire Service, 70 firefighters with 17 fire trucks, four water dropping aircraft and two helicopters are currently operating in the area.

Among the firefighters are also 28 who arrived from Romania last week, Star TV reported.

Greece’s Civil Protection warned of very high risk of fires also on Monday, July 4, marking the regions of Attica, Viotia, Evia, islands of the eastern Aegean Sea and areas in Peloponnese with Orange, very high risk Level 4.

The Civil Protections warns of very high risk of fire also on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

At very high risk, Level 4 marked Orange are:

Attica and Kythera
Viotia and Evia
Peloponnese: Corinth, Argolida, Lakonia, Ilia, Achaia
East Aegean islands: Samos, Ikaria, Chios, Psara, Lesvos

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  1. Wait, isn’t that archive material?