Extremely high fire risk (hazard category 4) for tomorrow Sunday 21 July 2019

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                                          Athens, July 20, 2019

According to the Fire Prevention Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Ministry of Citizen Protection ( www.civilprotection.gr ), tomorrow, 21 July 2019, there is a very high risk of fire (risk category 4) for the following areas:

 Attica Region

 Region of Central Greece (Evia)

The Civil Protection General Secretariat ( www.civilprotection.gr ) of the Ministry of Citizen Protection has informed the relevant state-owned agencies, as well as the Regions and Municipalities of the above areas, that they are in a high degree of civil protection preparedness to deal directly with episodes of fires.

At the same time, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection recommends that citizens be very careful and avoid acts of violence in the countryside that can cause a fire due to negligence, such as burning dry grasses and branches or cleaning residues, the use of sparking equipment such as circular saws, , the use of outdoor grills, bee smoking, the burning of lit cigarettes, etc. Also, it is recalled that fire fighting is prohibited during the fire-fighting period. 

In the event of a fire, citizens are kindly requested to immediately notify the Fire Service to the telephone number 199.

For more information and self-protection instructions from the dangers of forest fires, citizens can visit the General Civil Protection Secretariat ‘s website at www.civilprotection.gr .

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