Fire in Karystos not threatening homes, authorities assure


A forest fire that broke out on Tuesday morning on the outskirts of the seaside town of Karystos in southern Evia is posing no threat to residences in the area, authorities have assured.

The fire is partially contained in a ravine on a mountain slope several kilometers outside the town. However, strong winds coupled with the rugged terrain are making the task of putting out the blaze especially hard for the fire service, which has dispatched 37 firefighters, 14 fire trucks and two water-dumping planes.