The efforts of the fire brigade to deal with the two fires, which broke out on the island of Karpathos, are in progress.
The first fire broke out in the area of Agriolakkos, yesterday afternoon, while in the early morning hours there was a second, in the area of Stavri, according to the Fire Department.
In the two fires, 33 firefighters are operating with 7 vehicles. Three helicopters and two aircraft drop water from the air. Also, by helicopter of the Fire Brigade, a group of airborne pedestrians of the 1st EMAK will go to the island, as well as 13 firefighters by boat with five vehicles from Crete and 10 firefighters with four vehicles from Rhodes. Assistance is provided by the army, volunteer firefighters as well as water-carrying local authorities.
According to information, houses are not threatened by the fire fronts. Strong north winds of seven beauforts are blowing on the island, with gusts of up to nine beauforts.
Information on forest fires in Karpathos. ΧεRelevant press release: https://t.co/cZNc0FToIv
- Fire Department (@pyrosvestiki) September 24, 2021