Where are the fires in Corfu and Rhodes? Map reveals Greece wildfires

Thousands of individuals have been evacuated from cities and villages throughout Greece after wildfires ravaged the nation.

Videos of roaring fires and towering black smoke have circulated on-line from Rhodes and Corfu. However, wildfires have erupted throughout a number of areas together with Evia and the Peloponnese area.

Firefighters battled in opposition to 82 wildfires throughout the nation in a single day, forcing the “biggest evacuation” within the nation’s historical past.

A satellite tv for pc picture exhibits the realm affected by wildfires in Rhodes


Sixty-four of the fires began on Sunday, the most popular day of the summer time as far as temperatures peaked at 46.4C within the southern Greek city, Gytheio.

The most critical fireplace within the nation was on the island of Rhodes, the place some 19,000 folks had been evacuated from a number of places as wildfires burned for a sixth day, Greek authorities mentioned.

Local police mentioned 16,000 folks have been evacuated by land and three,000 by sea from 12 villages and a number of other inns.

Six folks have been briefly handled at a hospital for respiratory issues.

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An individual who fell and broke a leg throughout a resort evacuation and a pregnant girl remained in hospital, the latter in good situation, authorities mentioned.

Map under exhibits areas in Rhodes affected by raging wildfires:

In Corfu, roughly 2,466 people have been evacuated in a single day, Yannis Artopios, a spokesperson for the fireplace division mentioned.

Videos on social media present flames engulfing Corfu as smoke and orange haze coated the night time skies. The fireplace broke out on the northern a part of the island which is standard with British vacationers.

Those in Santa, Megoula, Porta, Palia Perithia and Sinies have been informed to evacuate to Kasiopi resulting from fires in Corfu.

Map under exhibits scale of devastating wildfires in a number of areas of Greece:

The Greek Coast Guard mentioned round 59 folks have been evacuated from Nissaki seashore on the northwest coast of the island.

However, the area’s deputy mayor mentioned the fires in Corfu have been attributable to arson.

Before and after photos – the primary taken in January and the second on Sunday – present the harm attributable to the wildfires


Chariton Koutscouris informed the BBC that it was right down to a “group of people” who “get pleasure out of this with the pain of the other people”.

Giorgos Mahimaris, the mayor of North Corfu, additionally mentioned that arson was behind the fires.

A hearth burning on the Pantokratoras mountain on Corfu island, Greece


Tourists are sheltered in a stadium after being evacuated following a wildfire on the island of Rhodes

(by way of REUTERS)

Of the 64 wildfires that broke out elsewhere within the nation on Sunday, probably the most critical was on Evia, Greece’s second-largest island, the place authorities informed residents of 4 southern villages to evacuate to the city of Karystos, west of the place the fireplace was advancing.

Central Greece vice governor Giorgos Kelaiditis, who was close to one of many villages, informed state company ANA-MPA the scenario is troublesome.

“The fire may be two kilometres (1.25 miles) away, but the wind is strong, the growth is low, the smoke thick and the air is hard to breathe,” he mentioned.

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