Very high fire danger for July 15

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The General Fire Department reminds that during the fire season burning of fields is prohibited and calls on citizens in the event of a fire to immediately notify the Fire Service at the number 199

A very high risk of fire (risk category 4) is predicted tomorrow, Friday, July 15, for five regions of the country, according to the Fire Risk Prediction Map issued by the general secretariat of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Climate Crisis & Civil Protection (www.civilprotection.gr) .

Specifically, a very high risk of fire (risk category 4) is predicted tomorrow for the following areas:

  • Region of Attica
  • Region of Central Greece (PE Boeotia, PE Evia)
  • Peloponnese Region (Corinthia Region, Argolis Region)
  • Region of Crete
  • North Aegean Region (Lesvos Region, Chios Region, Samos Region, Ikaria Region)

At the same time, the general secretariat of Civil Protection recommends that citizens be especially careful and avoid actions in the open air that can cause a fire by negligence, such as burning dry grass and branches or cleaning residues, the use of machines that cause sparks such as circular saws, welding devices , the use of outdoor grills, smoking bees, throwing lit cigarettes, etc. Also, the General Directorate of Fire Protection reminds that during the fire protection season burning of fields is prohibited and calls on citizens in the event of a fire to notify the Fire Service immediately by dialing 199.

In addition, the general secretariat of Civil Protection (www.civilprotection.gr) of the Ministry of Climate Crisis & Civil Protection has informed the relevant state agencies involved in the official service, as well as the Regions and Municipalities of the above areas, so that they are on increased civil protection readiness in order to immediately deal with any fire incidents.

For more information and self-protection instructions from the dangers of forest fires, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection at www.civilprotection.gr.

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