Activation time (UTC): 2019-07-05 09:07:00 Event time (UTC): 2019-07-04 11:20:00 Event type: Wildfire (Forest fire)
A forest fire broke out on July 04 in Evia Island, 70 Km North-Northeast from Athens. Residents of the villages of Makrichori, Neochori, Dafni, Gavalas and Lofiskos have been relocated as a preventative measure. According to Fire Service 46 personnel with 36 vehicles, plus 30 hand crew firefighters and 8 volunteers, plus 7 firefighting airplanes and 4 firefighting helicopters, are involved in the operation to bring the fire under control.
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