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Greece Fires Warning: Extreme Risk for 7 regions on July 27 (MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection issued an ALERT warning of Extreme Fires Risk (category 5) for seven regions across the country for Thursday, July 27, 2023. At the same time, the Fires Risks WARNING lists another eight regions at Very High Risk (category 4).

Regions marked Yellow are regions with “High risk” of fires.

At Extreme Risk of Fires are:



  • the region of Attica (West Attica)
  • the region of Sterea (Evia except Skyros)
  • the Peloponnese (Corinth, Argolida, Messinia)
  • the region of Western Greece (Achaia, Ileia)
  • the region of Thessaly (Larissa, Magnisia, Sporades)
  • the region of central Macedonia(Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Mt Athos)
  • the Ionian islands

Additionally, there is a Very High Risk of fire (category 4) for another 6 regions:

  • -the region of Attica (areas except West Attica)
  • -the region of Sterea (Fokida, Viotia, Fthiotida)
  • – the region of Crete
  • -the region of Thessaly (areas in Larissa)
  • -the region of the Peloponnese (Arkadia, Lakonia)
  • the region of North Aegean (chios, Lesvos, Samos, Ikaria)
  • -the region of western Greece (Etoloakarnania,areas in Achaia)
  • -the region of central Macedonia (Pieria, Kilkis, areas in Serres

The Civil Protection and Climate Change Ministry advises people to be exceptionally careful and avoid any activity in the open that could accidentally cause a fire, such as burning vegetation, using machinery that creates sparks, lighting barbecues, or throwing away lit cigarettes.

It also reminds the public to alert the fire brigade via the emergency number 199 in the case of fire.

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