Eight firefighting planes, 12 helicopters and 300 firefighters were deployed in an attempt to stop a number of fires.
One of the fires reached a suburb of Athens.
– It is a difficult and dangerous fire, says civil defense chief Nikos Hardalis Associated Press.
– Fire crews had to work between homes, he continues.
The news agency wrote that more than a dozen houses were burned and permanent residents were being evacuated in the Dionysos area on the outskirts of Athens.
– Destroy the house. When describing the situation north of the capital in an interview with Sky TV, Deputy Governor Vassilis Kokalis said that many residents had to be taken to safety.
Police have received reports from the local community that some fires in the Stamata Dionysus area may be burning.
– Four people have been arrested and are now being questioned, says the Minister of Social Security, Michalis Chrysokodis.
The detainees are suspected of collaborating with real estate developers. Police theory says that the detainee set fire to bushes and forests to facilitate illegal home construction.
One of the fires broke out about 30 kilometers northeast of downtown Athens and is approaching the city.
Severe dehydration has been reported
Greek authorities and firefighters are in a hurry to control the fires. What’s dangerous now may get worse in a few days.
Towards the end of this week, warmer weather is expected, reaching 43 degrees on Friday, as well as higher winds.
Forest fires also broke out in many other places in Greece after several weeks of severe drought.
Hot and dry weather is characteristic of many countries in southern Europe. This week saw wildfires in Sardinia and Sicily, Italy. In Moux in southwest France In Catalonia, Spain.
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