Six helicopters and five fire-fighting aircraft as well as numerous fire engines and rescue workers on the ground were on duty on Monday afternoon.
The civil defense ordered the evacuation of several villages, including that of Vilia, which was threatened by fire last week. According to media reports, the first houses were already burning there. According to the Greek fire brigade, 34 forest fires broke out across the country within 24 hours from Sunday to Monday, but most of them were brought under control. In many regions, strong winds drove the flames.