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10 Jul 2020 | 11:07 PM UTC

Greece: Hundreds evacuated after forest fire breaks out near Corinth (Peloponnese region) July 10

Greece News Alert

Hundreds evacuated after forest fire breaks out near Corinth (Peloponnese region) July 10; follow all authorities' directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/10/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Corinth (Peloponnese region)

Event

A forest fire near Corinth (Peloponnese region) on Friday, July 10, forced the evacuation for hundreds of people, mostly children at summer camps in the area. Local fire authorities stated that more than 100 personnel and multiple firefighting aircraft were dispatched to tackle the blaze. Strong winds in the region have hampered firefighting efforts. Increased patrols in the area are expected to continue into the weekend to prevent the further spread of the fire. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, keep abreast of warnings, anticipate transportation and power disruptions, confirm road conditions prior to traveling, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities, particularly evacuation orders.

 

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