To face 49 forest fires, was called Fire Department the last 24 hours from 6pm yesterday, Monday, until the same time today, today.

Most were treated immediately, at their initial stage.

Local investigative offices, as well as Divisions of the Directorate for Combating Arson Crimes (D.A.E.E.) are investigating the causes of the fires.

It is recalled that, according to the Fire Risk Prediction Map issued by the General Secretariat of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Climate Crisis & Civil Protection, for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 12, 2023, a high risk of fire (risk category 3) is predicted for Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Lasithi , Heraklion, and Rethymnon.

Also, according to the updated Emergency Bulletin of Dangerous Weather Phenomena (EDEKF) issued today, Tuesday, July 11, 2023, by the National Meteorological Service (EMY), heat conditions with the name CLEON are expected from tomorrow Wednesday (12-07-2023) until early next week.

This heatwave is part of the Dangerous Weather Phenomena lasting 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.