Kefalonia fire brigade update on recent fires

HELLENIC REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF CIVIL PROTECTION GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF CIVIL PROTECTION
FIRE FIRE HEADQUARTERS
REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION. IONIAN ISLANDS
ADMINISTRATION OF FIRE SERVICES
PREFECTURE OF KEFALONIA
Tel .: 2671023464 – Fax: 2671023067

PRESS RELEASE 28-07-2020

We would like to inform you about the fires that broke out in the last days on the island and more specifically:

1) Our service was notified on 18-7-2020 and around Ω / 19: 18΄ on Saturday and went to extinguish a fire in the area of ​​KARDAKATA, Municipal Municipality of THENIA in a forest area. The
firefighting involved: – 11 fire trucks
– 40 firefighters
– 2 pedestrian units
– 4 aircraft
– 1 helicopter
– Volunteer Team of Pylaros (2 vehicles – 6 men)
– 2 water tankers of the civil protection of the Municipality of Argostoli.

The firefighting project was coordinated by the Coordinator of Western Greece, Lieutenant General Ioannis Petroutsos, and the Commander of the Kefalonia Police, Anastasios Vassilios. The fire was extinguished around Ω / 09: 20΄ on 20-07-2020.

2) Our service was notified on 19-7-2020 and around Ω / 14: 55΄ day Sunday and went to extinguish a fire in the area KOUNOPETRA of the Municipal Community of KATOGIS in a forest area. The
firefighting was attended by: – 11 fire trucks
– 23 firefighters
– 2 aircraft
– 1 helicopter
– Voluntary Team Paliki (2 vehicles – 6 men)
– 3 water tanks of the civil protection of the Municipality of Lixouri.
The firefighting project was coordinated by the Commander of DIPYN Kefalonia, Brigadier General Anastasios Vassilios. The fire was extinguished around Ω / 08: 19΄ on 20-07-2020.

3) Our service was notified on 26-7-2020 and around Ω / 13: 42΄ day Sunday and went to extinguish fires in the areas KOKOLATA of the Municipality of Argostoli and SINAPIAS – ADRAKI of the Municipal Community of LIVATHOS in a forest area. The
firefighting involved: – 13 fire trucks
– 24 firefighters
– 3 pedestrian units
– 5 aircraft
– 3 helicopters
– Volunteer Group of Livathos (3 vehicles – 14 men)
– Voluntary Group of Eleios – Pronnon (2 vehicles – 4 men)
– Voluntary M (1 vehicle – 2 men)
– 2 water tankers of the civil protection of the Municipality of Argostoli
The firefighting project was coordinated by the Commander of DIPYN Kefalonia, Brigadier General Anastasios Vassilios. The fire was extinguished around Ω / 08: 40΄ on 28-07-2020.

We warmly thank the volunteer teams TWENTY-ONE, ELIOU-PRONNON, LIVATHOU, PALIKI and PYLAROU for their decisive participation in the extinguishing of the fires and the Civil Protection of the Municipalities of Argostoli and Lixouri for their support and material support.
For the causes of the above fires, a preliminary investigation is carried out by the competent Investigation Office of our Service as well as by a unit of the Arson Crimes Directorate.

The Commander
Anastasios Ath. Vassilios

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