The fire that has been raging since yesterday in the area of Ziria in Achaia is in progress. The fire is burning a forest area between the villages of Ziria, Kamares and Lampiri. Water drops are made by 7 aerial means, while 294 firefighters with 77 vehicles and seven hiking teams are operating from the ground.
Fifteen people were transported with respiratory problems to the hospital of Aegio, of which seven - six citizens and one port officer - remain hospitalized for precautionary reasons. Their state of health is not a cause for concern. Also, a burn victim was admitted to the General Hospital of Patras, where he underwent plastic surgery and is being treated, without endangering his health. In addition, about 110 citizens were released from the Navy by coastal areas of Aegialia, where they were blocked due to the fire and transported to the port of Aegio.
According to the mayor of Egialia, Dimitris Kalogeropoulos, the damage caused by the fire is very great. Homes have been burned and many crops damaged. The residents of the evacuated community of Loggos returned to their homes, while for the residents of the other communities the municipality provided three places of accommodation. Vehicles are now moving normally in both traffic streams of the new national road, Patras - Corinth.
An extraordinary meeting on the adequacy of electricity, due to the heat conditions, has been convened for today by the Minister of Environment. Three air-conditioned rooms of the Municipality of Athens are open today to protect vulnerable citizens from high temperatures. These are the Friendship clubs in Neos Kosmos, Kolokynthos and Lamprini. Admission is free today, as well as tomorrow, to the organized beaches of Akti Vouliagmeni, Asteras Vouliagmeni and the first Akti Voula.
EODY announced 2.760 new cases of coronavirus. 172 patients are treated by intubation, while another 17 people succumbed. Free rapid test is still performed by mobile Health Teams of EODY. In Athens, at the Metro station in Syntagma and in Agios Dimitrios, at the town hall.
Family tragedy in Agios Anargyros. A 46-year-old man fatally wounded his 90-year-old father with a knife. The 46-year-old who was arrested, is said to be facing psychological problems.
Two seismic tremors, 4,7 and 4,1 on the Richter scale, occurred during the night in the sea area, off Nisyros. The first vibration took place shortly before 11 last night and the second at 2 and 25. At dawn. No damage was reported.
In the Olympic Games…
The fifth place in the final of the 50 meters freestyle was taken by Christian Golomev, who, although he was among the favorites, did not climb the podium. Stamatia Skarveli was left out of the women's hammer throw final.
And the weather…
Clear in Attica. Temperature from 26 to 42 degrees Celsius.