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10 Jul 2019 | 03:19 PM UTC

Greece: Wildfire forces evacuation of residents near Lamia July 10

Greece News Alert

Wildfire forces evacuation of residents near Lamia (Phthiotis) July 10; wildfires may spread over the coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Lamia (Phthiotis), Divri (Phthiotis)

Event

A wildfire has forced the evacuation of residents near Lamia (Phthiotis) on Wednesday, July 10, as it continues to burn dry grassland outside of Divri. Four wildfires have been reported in the area, with strong gusts and sweltering temperatures of 40°C (104°F) abetting their spread.

Although firefighters are attempting to contain the blazes, further spread of the wildfires is possible over the coming hours and days. Localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near the fires.  

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinities of the blazes, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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