Sub Evros remains a fiery siege for the 14th day, with the fire now moving between Giannoulis and Kornofolias. The inhabitants of Soufli and the surrounding areas lived through a hellish night when the flames came threateningly close to villages and settlements.

Last night, the residents in Soufli they were notified via 112 to stay ready and to follow the instructions of the authorities as the fire approached the city. The firefighters they fought the flames to prevent the fire from spreading.

582 firefighters are working at the scene with 129 vehicles and 16 infantry divisions, 6 aircraft and 2 helicopters.

“Currently the soufflé is not in danger from the fire” said the press representative of the Fire Brigade speaking to SKAI 100.3 John the Baker. The danger of the fire going to a residential area has been removed, the gentleman underlined Baker.

The Fire Service is on alert as for tomorrow, Saturday (2/9), according to the General Secretariat of Civil Protection, a very high risk of fire (category 4) is predicted in four regions:

• Region of Attica
• Region of Central Greece (PE Boeotia, PE Evia including the island of Skyros)
• Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (Evros Region)
• North Aegean Region (Lesvos Region, Chios Region, Samos Region, Ikaria Region)

The General Secretariat of Civil Protection ( has informed the competent 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.

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, the smoking of bees, the throwing of lit cigarettes, etc.

Also, it is reminded that during the fire protection season burning of fields is prohibited.

In the event of a fire, citizens are requested to immediately notify the Fire Service at the number 199.