The mighty fire in the north of Athens is spreading.
The situation in the north is coming to a head.
The fire brigade is fighting on several fronts.
Athens - On Friday night, emergency services tried to bring the fire in the north of Athens under control.
But the extent of the fires in northern Athens is getting bigger and bigger.
On Friday morning, real firestorms and other wildfires developed, as the Greek state television reported.
Along the central Greek motorway from Athens to northern Thessaloniki, a number of warehouses and industrial plants caught fire, causing numerous explosions.
Fire storms near Athens - further evacuations announced
The Greek government sent warning text messages to the residents of Malakasa and Sfendali to leave the area.
The evacuation has also been announced for the town of Oropos further north.
The affected region is around 25 kilometers from the Greek capital.
Forest fires in Athens - Video shows “The 'Hell'” of Greece
The fight against fire is extremely difficult.
The Greek military is helping to get the fire under control.
A video can be seen on Twitter that shows a huge fire front in Attica.
The aerial photos were filmed while a Chinook helicopter was in flight.
"The 'hell' of an Air Force Chinook," read the comment on the post.
Η «κόλαση» από Chinook της Αεροπορίας Στρατού… # Πυρκαγια # φωτιες # βαρυμποπη pic.twitter.com/OzvyYgjUb6
- Kostas Sarikas 🇬🇷 (@SarikasKostas) August 6, 2021
Fire in Greece: "We will continue as long as necessary"
The military itself tweeted: "We'll keep going as long as necessary".
Westerly winds keep heating the fire.
“We have to fight dozens of forest fires.
Three of them - in Athens, the Peloponnese and Euboea - are enormous, ”said Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday evening in a speech on state television.
He warned of strong westerly winds on Friday, an "unprecedented condition because the past days of heat and drought * have turned the country into a powder keg".
Συνεχίζουμε, για όσο χρειαστεί!
- Hellenic Air Force (@HAFspokesman) August 6, 2021
Violent forest fires are also raging in Italy and Turkey.
Residents flee from the flames with their animals.
Try to get to safety.
A German-Turkish couple died in the fire in Antalya *.
(ml / dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA