According to the Fire Brigade, the fire that broke out at noon in a propane tanker, on Panagia Faneromeni Street, in Neoktista, Aspropyrgos, was brought under control and spread to an industrial facility.
For precautionary reasons, the wider area was evacuated, while fortunately no injuries or traps were reported.
Earlier, for precautionary reasons, the wider area was evacuated, while the fire brigade was reinforced. By order of the head of the Fire Brigade, Lieutenant General Stefanos Kolokouris, a team from the Arson Crimes Directorate has gone to the area to investigate the causes of the fire. The Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, also went to the spot.
A total of 42 firefighters attempted at the scene with 17 vehicles and 3 helicopters, one of which is coordinating.
It is noted that the fire caused damage to an adjacent building. No one has been reported injured or trapped, at least to date.
Notification "112" from the Civil Protection
An emergency alert has been sent to the residents of the wider area of Aspropyrgos. The message received by residents of Aspropyrgos and Nea Liossia calls on citizens to take refuge in a closed building, close the windows and stay away from glass.
Specifically, the message states: "Take refuge in a closed building now. Close the windows and stay away from glass. Fire in an industrial facility, risk of explosion. Self-protection instructions: https://www.civilprotection.gr/el/biomihanika-atyhimata».
Dimitris Perros, APE-BPE