43 forest fires broke out in Greece in last 24 hrs


A total of 43 forest fires broke out across the country in the last 24 hours, the Fire Brigade reported on Monday. 

These blazes were dealt with by a total of 436 firefighters, 187 fire engines, 8 ground teams and 1 helicopter, assisted by volunteers and municipal water reservoir back-ups wherever possible. 

Most of these fires were contained soon after breaking out, while the Fire Brigade’s Arson Crimes Directorate is investigating these fires’ causes further, it was noted.