From 20:00 on Thursday night (06.07), the firefighters are on a war footing to contain the fire that has broken out in Aliveri, Evia. 82 firefighters with 6 units on foot and 24 fire engines operate at the front.
Also, according to information, an order has been given at the first light of day for five aerial vehicles to take off, namely a helicopter and four other aircraft. Furthermore, another 25 firefighters with 11 vehicles are expected to be added.
Far from the factories
The fire broke out late Thursday afternoon in the Milaki area and the fire front is located in an inaccessible area, making the extinguishing task difficult. According to information from the Fire Service,
According to an update from the Fire Service in, although the front of the fire is large, it does not threaten a residential area or the PPC plant located in the area. The fire is moving, above Kalendzi, but without threatening the village, as the flames are moving in the opposite direction.
What the fire department spokesman said
"The picture at the moment is better, it was a difficult agro-forestry fire," the press representative of the fire department, Yiannis Artophios, told SKAI, underlining that the front of the fire is about 2 to 2.5 kilometers from the settlement of Kalendzi, where many forces have lined up to let the fire not pass.
According to Mr. Baker the head of the front is near Prophitis Elias on a ridge opposite the settlement of Milaki. He also revealed that a 75-year-old man who was "smoking" his bees when the fire broke out was arrested while driving.
"The fire is heading towards Kalenji"
Thanasis Bourandas, mayor of Kymi-Aliveri, spoke to MEGA channel, and assured that the village of Kalendzi is not in danger from the fire front. "The night the fire started, it was near the factory there.
Now in the morning hours it has left this side and gone further east, to the village of Kalendzi. The village is not in danger from what the president of the village assured me, because there are fire engines there," he said.
"There is still a fire and the aerial vehicles have to come to drop in areas that the Fire Department vehicles cannot go to," he added. The mayor of Kymi-Aliveriou was optimistic about extinguishing the fire, stressing that it will be achieved with the use of aerial means.