This night is expected to be difficult for the Fire Department: two of the almost 50 fire fronts, in Western Atticor even in Bathhousehave taken on large dimensions, while 45 have been checked.

Civil Protection Forces, firefighters, volunteers, units of the Armed Forces, members of the security forces and all relevant agencies will fight the flames through the night, since they will not have aerial means at their disposal, making every effort to contain the flames .

At the first light of day they will assist with air drops from aerial vehicles.

The fire that broke out the day before Monday in Dervenochoria moved yesterday Tuesday towards Mandra, passing through many settlements, charring houses and vehicles.

The settlements of Panorama, Paleochori, Pournari, Agia Sotira, Nea Zoi, Neos Pontos, Loutropyrgos, Ano Vlychada, Othona and Eutaxia were evacuated.

As the press representative of the Fire Department, Deputy Fire Chief Yiannis Artophios, pointed out to APE-MBE, the fire is moving southwest towards Vlychada, while the fire from Loutraki is east of Agios Charalambos.

Both fires, the same source explained, are moving towards the sea.

Earlier, a warning message via 112 was sent to the residents of Nea Peramos, calling them to stay alert and follow the instructions of the authorities.

“These are very difficult fires. In the evening we will have a better picture of how they are developing. Weight will be given to the ground forces, but they are overworked”, Mr. Artopioos pointed out to APE-MPE.

The two fires are now burning low vegetation, however, for the fire in Loutraki, there is information that it is raging in hard-to-reach places.

Shortly before 19:00 the settlement of Glykia Zoi was evacuated, while at noon the residents of the settlements of Panorama and Agios Charalambos of Loutraki were requested to be urgently evacuated.

A fire broke out shortly after 19:00 in a forest area in the Embona region of Rhodes. As Mr. Artophios pointed out to APE-MPE, the Fire Department is busy, as it has a large area and fuel and a difficult operation is expected.

66 firefighters with 3 groups of pedestrian departments and 18 vehicles are working, while 3 aircraft and 1 helicopter were working from the air until the last light. Support is provided by water carriers and project machinery of the local government and so far no residential areas are threatened.

In total, 47 forest fires broke out in the last twenty-four hours.

The most important fires that broke out yesterday Tuesday and required the intervention of ground and air forces – and have now been controlled, according to the Fire Department – were: in Heraklia Ilias, two fires that broke out almost simultaneously in Dafni Attica (near the settlement of Afaia and near the avenue of Athens respectively), in Kalloni of Lesbos, in Galini of Larissa in crop residues, in Chrysokelaria of Messinia and in Sesklo of Magnesia.

According to the updated Emergency Bulletin of Dangerous Weather Phenomena of the National Meteorological Service, high temperatures will prevail in the coming days as well, while the winds will reach the Aegean at 7 Beaufort.

Today it is estimated that there is a very high risk of fire in Attica, Boeotia, Evia, Corinth, Argolis, Laconia, Crete, Cyclades, Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria and Psara.

“A difficult day is dawning. We remind you that the meteorological conditions that are expected to prevail in combination with the strong winds of 7 Beaufort intensity in the Aegean, increase the risk of occurrence and expansion of fires. We ask for the cooperation of all citizens. The heat wave has not lost its momentum and any negligence can lead to a great disaster”, underlined the press representative of the Fire Department, fire chief Vassilis Vathrakogiannis, in the latest emergency update on the progress of the fires.