Evacuations in west Athens and Attica as wildfires out of control
Aug 22, 2023
Suburbs in western Athens and villages in Attica were evacuated as of early Tuesday afternoon, factories, storehouses and homes were burned down, parts of highway ring was closed, a local airbase is on alert and the blue Attica sky turned grey due to wildfires in Fyli at the foot of Parnitha Mt, Hasia and Aspropyrgos.
Residents are trying to save themselves and their properties, and people fostering pets are calling for help.
According to the Fire Department, the fire broke out at 11:56 a.m. in an area near the Kleiston Monastery, The Holy Dormition of the Virgin, and spread quickly to fyli due to powerful winds blowing with 7 to 8 Beaufort.
The fire in Aspropyrgos, western Attica, had started around 8 o’ clock in the morning.
So far, 26 firefighters with 13 vehicles are operating, while air forces have also been mobilized.
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