The firefighting forces in Thrace are fighting on many fronts, with the front of Alexandroupolis having been unified with those of Dadia and Rhodope.

According to the Fire Department, the fire front remains large and, in addition to the ground forces, 2 aircraft and 4 helicopters are operating at the scene.

A 112 message was sent yesterday to the residents of the areas Low, Belkio Rhodope and Mesti Evros in order to evacuate their areas and head towards Komotini.

Residents in the areas of Sappes and Arsakeio Rodopi also received a message to remain on alert.

The fire also reignited in Gratini, Komotini municipality. In Gratini and Kassitera, a message has been sent by 112 for evacuation.

Very high fire risk today as well

A very high risk of fire (risk category 4) is predicted today, Thursday, August 24, for two 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 and Civil Protection (civilprotection.gov.gr).

In particular, a very high risk of fire is predicted today for the following areas:

  • Region of Central Greece (PE Boeotia, PE Evia)
  • Region of Attica