2021-08-05

The hill fire in Athens, Greece is initially under control, the prime minister expresses his gratitude to the firefighters

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China News Service, August 5th. According to the Greek “China-Greece Times” report, on August 3 local time, a forest fire broke out near the outskirts of Walibobi in the northern part of the Greek capital of Athens. According to expert estimates, the fire affected residential areas and forest areas, and the affected area has reached 30 square kilometers. The nearby areas have been affected by the fire and have declared a state of emergency.

The hill fire in Athens, Greece is initially under control, the prime minister expresses his gratitude to the firefighters

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p > On August 3, local time, wildfires burned in the suburbs of Varympompi in the northern part of Athens, Greece.

At present, a total of 520 firefighters and 150 fire trucks from 17 walking teams have participated in the rescue work. In addition, the Greek police and army also provided personnel and air firefighting equipment to assist.

While the fire fighting is underway, volunteers at the scene are also saving animals. According to estimates by firefighters at the scene, many animals have unfortunately died in the fire. About dozens of horses and most stray animals were killed in the fire. Horses in nearby equestrian clubs and estates have been transferred to the Olympic Equestrian Center. Animals living in the forest, such as deer and wild boar, have difficulty escaping from the fire.

Greek Prime Minister Mizotakis expressed his sincere gratitude to the Greek fire brigade at the mobile coordination center at the scene of the fire. In this extremely high temperature weather, the current fire extinguishing work is extremely difficult. Fortunately, the crowd evacuated very promptly, and there have been no casualties. Post-disaster loss statistics and reconstruction will also be carried out immediately.

Nicks Hardalias, deputy minister of the Greek Civil Protection Department, said that other people were further evacuated that night. At present, only one fire is vigorous, and the fires in the other three are gradually weakening. (Zhu Tianhao)