High temperatures and strong winds fanned several wildfires in different parts of the country on Friday though there were no reports of any of the blazes threatening residential areas.
A team of 25 firefighters manning 12 fire engines was dispatched to tackle a blaze in the region of Chloe in Magnisia, central Greece. Four water-dropping aircraft and a helicopter joined the rescue effort.
Twenty firefighters were sent to the Agnanteri, in Thessaly, to extinguish a fire that broke out on forestland. Another 20 firefighters were dispatched to tackle two more blazes, both in the Cretan prefecture of Iraklio, while a blaze that broke out earlier on Friday on Karakonisi, Zakynthos, had been brought under partial control by the afternoon.
Meanwhile a fire that broke out in the premises of a paper factory in Nea Zoi, Elefsina, western Attica, was testing firefighters on Friday afternoon as strong winds in the area made the blaze difficult to contain.