A Legislative Act that will be in force until Monday, August 9, prohibits the movement, transit or stay in forests, national parks, Natura areas and groves throughout the country.
At the same time, for the same period of time, any activity or work that may cause a fire is prohibited, such as welding, or burning flammable material. For any violation, except for severe criminal penalties, in the first case a fine of 1.000 euros is provided and in the second, a fine of 10.000 euros.
Message from 112
Meanwhile, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection sent an urgent warning to everyone via 112, warning that there would be a very high risk of fire in the coming days and urging citizens to avoid any work that could cause a fire.
He also stressed that access to forests and groves is not allowed and called on citizens to avoid unnecessary travel. Finally, he states that in case we "locate a fire outbreak, we notify the Fire Department at 199".
The message states in more detail:
"Very high risk of fire in the coming days. Avoid any work that may cause a fire. Access to forests and groves is not allowed. We avoid unnecessary movements. We immediately notify the Fire Brigade at 199 if we locate a fire. "
Πολύ Very high risk 🔥 in the coming days
🆘 We avoid any work that may cause 🔥
Πρόσβαση Access to forests & groves is not allowed
. Ουμε We avoid unnecessary movements
Αμέσως με We notify her immediately @pyrosvestiki in ☎️199 if we locate an outbreak 🔥 pic.twitter.com/9ejETB25wj
- 112 Greece (@ 112Greece) August 5
George Katsigiannis, APE-BPE