51 forest fires burning in Greece between Monday and Tuesday

A total of 51 forest fires were burning in Greece between Monday at 19:00 and the same time Tuesday evening, the Fire Brigade said on Tuesday.

They involved 475 firefighters with 221 fire trucks, 11 mountain units and 2 aircraft throwing water. Assistance was also provided by volunteers and water trucks and machinery from local government.

An extensive fire in Kehries, Korinthia prefecture, burning since July 22, authorities said the Fire Brigade is in the area guarding the perimeter of the fire’s front.
Meawhile, authorities are investigating the causes of the fires.