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Wildfire in Greece reaches military depot, triggering explosions; F-16s evacuate (videos)

The raging wildfire in Central Greece has reached a depot of the Air Base in Nea Aghialos, triggering horrifying missile explosions. F-16s evacuate the Air Base nearby. Locals and tourists are being evacuated via the sea.

By 8 p.m. there is an order of evacuation at a distance of at least 3 km away from Karamba settlement, where the depot is located.

Scenes of chaos are unfolding on the fire front of Magnesia, Central Greece, and more specifically in Nea Aghialo, where on Thursday afternoon explosions were heard coming from an ammunition depot of the Greek Air Force.

Videos filmed by locals who were not aware what is going but stunned and scared about the explosions and the impact.

It was shortly before 6 p.m. when the explosions were heard outside Nea Aghialo and while a reporter of state ERT TV was reporting live from the area.

The powerful explosions had the earth trembling under the feet to locals and tourists and caused many glass windows in the area to break. There have been reports that some citizens have been injured.

Military sources and the Fire Department told media ERT that the depot personnel had evacuated the depot, while its door was shielded.

Later and citing military sources, media reported that the explosions came from missiles located at Air Force facilities.

The depot is reportedly 7 km away from the 111 Combat Wing, the biggest military air base in the country.

Around 7:30 ANT1 TV reported that there has been order for partial evacuation of the air base and already 8 F-16 have taken off. there are reportedly 3 squadron of f-16s stationed there.

Next to the air base is also the civilian airport.

As the fire is ranging out of control there has been appeals to close all gas stations in the area Soros-Aghialos.

Worth noting that the fuel depots of the Air base and military camps in the area are located nearby.

According to latest media information, an unmanned aircraft of the Air Force is currently flying over the depot to make a picture of the whole situation.

Evacuations

Επιχείρηση εκκένωσης στο λιμάνι της Νέας Αγχιάλου

Επιχείρηση εκκένωσης στο λιμάνι της Νέας Αγχιάλου

Επιχείρηση εκκένωσης στο λιμάνι της Νέας Αγχιάλου

Pictures via news247.gr

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