Gerasimos must have had a word with the wind gods last night, at one stage the fire was heading for the villages but it dropped off just before midnight allowing the ground firefighting teams, volunteers from local villages and municipality support to contain the fire which they had under control by 1am, at first light air support returned to the scene.
At the scene last night were the mayor of Argostoli Theofilos Michalatos, the deputy mayor Nikos Kourkoumelis, deputy regional governor Stavros Travlos and the visiting Nikos Miliotis deputy regional governor for civil protection.
Fire brigade tweet (notification below reads)
in a forest area in the area of Agia Irini in Kefalonia. 34 firefighters were mobilized immediately #πυροσβέστες , 10 vehicles, 2 groups of hiking firefighters.
— Πυροσβεστικό Σώμα (@pyrosvestiki) July 23, 2020
Further updates to follow
… στης νυχτας το λαμπαδιασμα…
Gepostet von Γιάννης Γαβριελάτος am Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2020
photo source – Διονύσης Παπαδάτος/Γιάννης Γαβριελάτος