According to the Fire Risk Prediction Map issued by the General Secretariat of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Climate Crisis & Civil Protection, for today, Tuesday, July 11, 2023, it is predicted high fire risk (risk category 3) for Samos, Ikaria, Chios, Psara, islands of Rhodes, Karpathos, Kasos and Crete.

Also, according to the Emergency Bulletin of Dangerous Weather Phenomena (EDEKF) issued yesterday Monday, July 10, 2023 by the National Meteorological Service (EMY), the extensive field of high pressure that covers the coasts of Africa and the Western and Central Mediterranean and is accompanied by very warm air masses gradually expand further east and cause heatwave conditions from Wednesday (12-07-2023) until early next week.

This heat wave receives the name CLEON and is included in the Dangerous Weather Phenomena with a duration of at least six days with the hottest days on Friday (14-07-2023) and Saturday (15-07-2023).

The fire department appeals to citizens to be especially careful and in the event of a fire, for their own safety, to follow the instructions of the competent authorities.