The forces working on the fire that broke out in a forest area in Amygdalia, Karystos, Evia, have been reinforced.

56 firefighters with two groups of pedestrian departments and 24 vehicles are operating at the scene, while two aircraft were deployed. Voluntary firefighters and local water bodies also provide a subscription.

The aerial vehicles that arrived very early to help contain the fire were unable to attempt water drops due to the strong winds, while the residents of the villages of Amygdalia and Prinia have evacuated the villages.

With the help of the firefighters, the police and the municipal authority, they head towards Karystos.

In addition, the fire that broke out in the morning hours today in ‘Ano Doliana, North Kynouria, Arcadia, was brought under partial control.

In total, according to the Fire Service, in the last twenty-four hours there were 55 new agroforestry fires, while the fire brigades are dealing with 67 agroforestry fires throughout the territory.

Most, according to the Fire Department, were dealt with immediately, at their initial stage.

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

Finally, the Fire Department calls on all citizens to be particularly careful and in the event of a fire, for their own safety, to faithfully follow the instructions of the competent authorities.