According to him, at the moment local authorities are helping extinguishing the fire.
The main fires are near the village of Kondodespoti; its residents have been evacuated. Also, residents of the neighboring village of Stavros have left their homes.
Sunset over the smoke from Evia island fire pic.twitter.com/eNOEOWzih8— Olga P (@OlgaP14) August 12, 2018
186 people and more than 70 units of equipment, including five helicopters and six aircrafts are involved in the elimination of wildfires.
#BREAKING— Kali Yuga | Apocalyptic News (@NewsKali) August 12, 2018
🆕🔥🇬🇷 Wildfire rages on Greek island of Evia, villages evacuated
Sun Aug 12 15:00:07 2018
➡️ https://t.co/BjC17yhWAf#greece #wildfire #wildfires #athens #Kontodespoti #Stavros #footage #newskali #Evia #video@NewsKali
Kali Yuga | Apocalyptic News — Aug 2018 pic.twitter.com/flEbadHqem
Strong wind and dry hot weather have made the fire spread further. Because of the complicated situation,a Crisis Management Council was convened.
Earlier it was reported that the death toll from forest fires in Greece had increased to 94 people.
Wildfires broke out in Greece on July 23. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras assumed political responsibility for fires in the south-eastern part of the country — Attica.