Wildfires around Athens bring back memories of last years tragic blaze

first_imgA large wildfire broke out in Lagonissi, a coastal area near Athens, on Saturday afternoon. The fire spread around the region, burning pine and olive trees.The Greek fire service sent thirty men on eleven vehicles, two aircrafts, a helicopter and another section of the service on foot in an attempt to extinguish the fire. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram #Πυρκαγιά εν υπαίθρω στο Λαγονήσι Καλυβίων Θορικού του δήμου Σαρωνικού. Έχουν κινητοποιηθεί 11 οχήματα με 30 πυροσβέστες, 1 ομάδα πεζοπόρο τμήμα και έχει δοθεί εντολή να συνδράμουν από αέρος 2 Α/Φ και 1 Ε/Π.— Πυροσβεστικό Σώμα (@pyrosvestiki) June 22, 2019On Thursday, firefighters had battled for hours to contain a blaze near an arms factory at Lavrio, some 50km south Athens. A refugee camp was evacuated for precautionary purposes, but homes were not destroyed.On the island of Evia, another wildfire was brought under control.Wildfires are common during Greece’s hot summers. Last year, scenes of horror unfolded as a blaze swept through a coastal resort, leaving 101 dead.last_img