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Greece Civil Protection: 10 regions at “very high risk” of fires July 14(MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk” of fires for Thursday, July 14, 2022.

According to the warning, ten regions of Greece are at “very high risk” (marked Orange), while several others are at “high risk” (marked Yellow on the map below).

Areas at Very High Risk

  • Attica
  • central and south Evia
  • areas in Argolida and Viotia
  • Corinth
  • Crete, Lesvos, Samos, Ikaria, Chios, Psara.

The Civil Protection has listed guidelines  for the public during the fire season that ends October 31, 2022.

GETTING PREPARED

If you are in the countryside
  • Don’t burn litter or dry vegetation and small branches (twigs) during the summer.
  • Don’t use open-air barbecues in forests or places close to dry vegetation during the summer.
  • Avoid open-air activities that may cause fire (i.e. torch weld, wheel or other instruments that create sparks).
  • Never throw lit cigarettes in open-air places.
  • Don’t leave rubbish in the forest. There is danger of ignition.
  • Respect the signs prohibiting access in periods of high risk.

If case, one spots a wild- or forest-fire, citizens should call <199> 24/7/365 free of charge.

If you notice fire

  • Call IMMEDIATELY the Fire Service call center (199) 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.

More details on what to do in case of fires issued by the Civil protection here in English.

Each and every summer, wild- and forest fires in Greece burn down thousands of acres of forest and agricultural land, kill a high number of animals and wildlife and put people’s lives at risk.

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One comment

  1. So the additional preventative and proactive measures being taken by the state are? (other than telling it’s naughty citizens what to do)