Good News – Fire risk rating dropping in Kefalonia and Greece from tomorrow

For the first time in many days no “very high risk” areas tomorrow in Greece, as a reminder if you spot smoke or fire DO NOT RELY FIRST ON SOCIAL MEDIA RING 199.

DO NOT WORRY THEY AND US WOULD PREFER GENUINE CONCERNS ROUTED DIRECT TO EMERGENCY SERVICES BEFORE SHARING ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection (www.civilprotection.gr) of the Ministry of Citizen Protection has informed the relevant government departments involved, as well as the Regions and Municipalities of the above areas, to be on an increased level of civil protection to respond promptly. Fire episodes.

At the same time, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection recommends that citizens be extremely careful and avoid actions in the countryside that can cause a fire of negligence, such as the burning of dry grasses and branches or debris, the use of spark-ignition machines such as discs, , using outdoor barbecues, bee smoking, throwing lit cigarettes, etc. It is also recalled that during the fire season the burning of the fields is prohibited.

In the event of a fire, citizens are urged to notify the Fire Service at 199.

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

Today in Kefalonia there has been one small fire so far at the junction of the Old Venetian Road and the road to Saint Thomas beach (below Karavados) which was quickly extinguished by local ground force teams before the air support arrived.

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