All-night battle with fire in Nea Makri in Attica continue to give the firefighters, while residents abandoned their homes and occupied the beach. The big fire occurred shortly after 10.30 pm on Monday, September 20, 2021, causing an alarm in Fire DepartmentThe
According to information from the Press Office of the Fire Brigade, the fire in Nea Makri started from low vegetation in East areaThe
There are many pines in the area, to which the fire quickly spread, taking on such great dimensions. The fire broke out at night and therefore only ground forces are operating. The Oi firefighters they fight the flames to prevent them from reaching homes. New information indicates that there are two active fronts: The first near Saint Ephraim and the second in the Livisi area, a short distance from houses. For several hours, firefighters fought on Dafnis, Ermou, Anatolis, Oneiron and Terpsichoris streets in order to reduce the flames. As it became known, an order was given for traffic stop on Agias Paraskevi Street, from the height of Vassilios Rotas.
On both fronts, the bulk of the firefighting company has fallen in the Libyan region, in order to protect circumstances and prevent houses from burning. The fire that broke out near Agios Ephraim is now heading towards the sea.
Fire in Nea Makri – Settlements evacuated – Residents on the beach
Residents moved away from their homes and headed to the central square of Nea Makri, while several were those who went to the beach. Police went door to door to warn residents to leave.
Unconfirmed reports say houses have been burned. Posted on Twitter by Mayor of Marathon Stergios Tsirkas had earlier called on the residents of Livisi and Agios Ephraim to evacuate their houses and be transferred to the central square of Nea Makri.
“Great fire at this time in Livisi and in St. Ephraim. We appeal to the residents who are close to the event to evacuate their houses and head to the central square of Nea Makri. “We recommend calm to everyone,” he said in a statement.
The first images and the tweet of the Fire Service for the fire in Nea Makri
“Fire in a forest area in Nea Makri, Attica. “Ground forces have been mobilized,” the Fire Department said in a statement on its official Twitter account.
Videos have been posted on social media first images from the fire in Nea Makri, which is burning near the monastery of Agios Ephraim.
Fire in Nea Makri – How many forces of the Fire Brigade are operating
In the area 30 firefighters with 13 vehicles have been deployed and are operating, while a hiking department also assists. The contribution of volunteer firefighters, who assist with their own vehicles in the outbreaks of fires, is important. The ground forces that have taken over the firefighting work are getting stronger and stronger.
Depending on the evolution of the fire in Nea Makri, it is not ruled out that an order may be given to get up in the air with the first light of dayIn Anastatoi, the residents are anxiously watching the extinguishing company.
As the Fire Brigade informs, by order of the head of the Fire Brigade, Lieutenant General Stefanos Kolokouris, a unit of the IAEA goes to Nea Makri, Attica, to carry out the causes of the fire.
Fire risk – In which areas is Tuesday 21 September 2021 higher?
As announced earlier, a higher risk of fire (category 3) is predicted for Tuesday, September 21, 2021, according to the map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection. Specifically, a higher risk of fire is predicted for:
- Chios and
ATTICA is at risk level 2. GGP recommends to the citizens who are very careful and do not decide to be active in the existence that can cause fire by negligence, such as burning dry grass and branches or cleaning debris, the use of machines that cause sparks such as circular saws, welding machines, the use of outdoor grills, bee smoking, throwing lighted cigarettes, etc.
It is also reminded that the burning of fields is prohibited during the fire season. In case of fire, citizens are kindly requested to immediately notify the Fire Department at the call number 199.
For more information and instructions on self-protection against the dangers of forest fires, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection at www.civilprotection.grThe
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