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23 Jul 2020 | 11:43 AM UTC

Greece: Wildfires continue near Corinth (Peloponnese) July 23 /update 1

Greece News Alert

Wildfires continue for second consecutive day near Corinth (Peloponnese) on July 23; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/25/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Corinth (Peloponnese region)

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Wildfires near Corinth (Peloponnese) continued for a second consecutive day on Thursday, July 23. Some 236 firefighters are reportedly tackling the blaze, aided by firefighting aircraft. The wildfire lightly damaged three homes in the nearby villages of Athikia and Alamano and destroyed one fire truck, without causing any injuries to residents or firefighters. As a precaution, hundreds of people were evacuated near the village of Kechries, including  a summer camp and settlements close to a military camp where explosives are reportedly stored. 

Further spread of the wildfires is possible over the coming hours and days. Localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near the fires.


Those in the affected areas are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinity of the fires, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, including evacuation orders.


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