A wildfire that broke out on Thursday in the region of Ano Tompra, west of Gythio in Laconia prefecture, located in the southern province of Peloponnese, has burned its way through the village of Lygereas, threatening private houses and destroying forest land and crops.

Fifteen firemen with seven fire engines, 15 firemen on foot and four water-bombing aircraft participated in the firefighting efforts.

Wildfires that did not threaten inhabited regions were burning on the northeast Aegean island of Lesvos and on the Ionian Sea island of Corfu.

On Lesvos, a wildfire broke out in an inaccessible forest region of Nyfida. A total of 26 firefighters with 13 fire engines and eight firemen on foot were battling the blaze assisted by three local authority firefighting vehicles and ten volunteers. Four water-bombing aircraft and a helicopter were also operating in the region, hampered by strong winds.

On the island of Corfu, the wildfire that broke out on Tuesday in the region of Loutses was still burning yesterday, fanned by strong winds while firefighting efforts were hampered by the region’s terrain. Five water-bombing aircraft, a helicopter, nine fire engines with a crew of 17 firefighters and five firemen on foot participated in the efforts to contain the fire.

Source: Athens News