Fire in Penteli, Attica out of control – Neos Voutzas has been evacuated

23 July 2018
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The region of Attica has been engulfed with fires, as a new front is out of control in Daou Penteli, at the Pikermi – Rafina border, towards Dionysos, as mentioned by the mayor of Rafina – Pikermiou, Vangelis Bournos.

The fire started around 5 pm, and is moving towards Lireios, the Pentelis border with Kalithechnoupolis and Neo Voutzas.

Shortly after 18:15 in the afternoon, the mayor of Rafina – Pikermiou speaking to THEMA 104,6 radio said that the area of Neos Voutzas is being evacuated in the northern part of the settlement.

Mr. Burnous also noted that the front of the fire stretches over 3-4 km. He also said that the causes of the fire were unknown. “At this time it is important to step up the effort to extinguish it,” he said.

Shortly before 19:00 the fire passed Marathon Avenue and entered Mati, where it burned cars and entered the backyards of some houses.

According to the Firefighting sources, several homes have been damaged, while children from camps in Saint Andrew and Zouberry have been evacuated as a precaution.

It is worth noting that at the camps of the Municipality of Athens in Nea Makri there were 621 children who were safely led to the beach.

There are 50 firefighters on te scene, 20 vehicles, one helicopter and three aircraft.

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