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The island of Rhodes had a difficult night. The fire, despite the many hours of efforts during the day, has not been controlled, it is raging in the wider area of ​​Maritsa-Psinthou, having caused serious damage.

To deal with it, firefighting planes will start shooting again, with the first light of day; in the area, strong firefighters and volunteers remain and continue the battle with the flames at night.

According to information, there are three fiery fronts. As announced by the governor of the South Aegean, they have already started a ship from Piraeus with reinforcements of the fire brigade and from Crete with technicians.

"We ask the citizens to limit their travel to what is absolutely necessary", they state in a statement issued by the Region and the Municipality of Rhodes.

With its announcement, HEDNO announced that the gradual restoration of electricity in the city of Rhodes has begun. The technical staff, in cooperation with PPC and in coordination with the Civil Protection, is making intensive efforts for the reintegration of all units as soon as possible.

"Efforts to restore electricity to the islands of Rhodes and Halki are continuing feverishly," HEDNO assured in a press release issued last night.

Due to the fire and the drops of water from the air to extinguish it, serious problems were created in the High Voltage Network and the Rhodes National Power Plant and then the Soroni Power Plant were shut down, resulting in the general power outage of the Rhodes-Halki complex. , explains.

"About an hour ago, the gradual re-electrification of consumers in the city of Rhodes began and all HEDNO technical staff, in close cooperation with PPC and in coordination with the Civil Protection, is making superhuman efforts for the reintegration of all units as soon as possible. ", It is added.

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