A forest fire is raging near the Porto Germenos, located Located 70 kilometres from Athens, in the western part of Attica.
5 airplanes and 5 helicopters are operating from the air with 110 firefighters in an effort to extinguish the blaze, while the Romanian firefighter unit is also contributing.
Greek authorities sent out a warning on 112 for the evacuation of the settlement of Mytika. Specifically, the message states: “If you are in Mytika, evacuate now to Psatha. Forest fire in your area.”
Strong north-westerly winds blowing in the area are pushing the fire towards Psatha with firefighters trying to stop the fire’s progress.
The traffic has been interrupted in the following roads:
1. On the provincial road Oinois – Porto Germenos from the height of the Krogo Geidi tavern traffic flow towards Porto Germenos.
2. On the provincial road Alepochorio – Psathas – Vilion from the height of Pefkon street traffic flow towards Psathas.