Wildfire continues to burn in central Greece


The fire brigade said in a statement on Monday that it was “out of control” of a fire in central Greece.

Up to 6 winds, or 40-50 miles (25-31 miles) per hour, on the Boffort scale, pushed the fire into the monastery of Profitis Elias, which had already been displaced.

The fire engulfed a large olive grove and was making its way to the coastal town of Eti.

A letter of evacuation has been sent to residents of the northern part of the Fokida region by the European Union’s 112 European Emergency Alert.

Residents of northern Ethiopia have already been moved to the nearby town of Delphi.

Another village in the burning front, Sernikaki, was evacuated by 112.

More than 150 firefighters are battling the blaze with the help of 48 fire engines and four ground teams with municipal water tanks.

Meanwhile, another fire is engulfing the southern Greek peninsula.

Sky TV reports that hotel guests in the city of Cranidi have been relocated to other hotels.

About 63 firefighters, 18 fire engines and three ground teams are trying to contain the blaze.

A total of 52 wildfires have been reported in Greece in the past 24 hours.

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