A very high fire risk (risk category 4) is predicted tomorrow for the South Aegean Region (Rhodes Prefecture), according to the Fire Risk Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection.
The General Secretariat for Civil Protection (www.civilprotection.gr) of the Ministry of Civil Protection has informed the competent state services involved, as well as the Regions and the Municipalities of the above areas, in order to be on increased alert for civil protection in order to immediately deal with any episodes of fires.
At the same time, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection advises citizens to be especially careful and to avoid actions in the countryside that can cause fire by negligence, such as burning dry grass and twigs or cleaning debris, the use of machines that cause sparks such as chainsaws, , the use of outdoor grills, bee smoking, throwing lighted cigarettes, etc. It is also reminded that the burning of fields is prohibited during the fire season.
In the event of a fire, citizens are kindly requested to notify the Fire Department immediately on the call number 199. For more information and instructions on self-protection against the dangers of forest fires, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection at www. civilprotection.gr.