Four communities vacated as Kineta blaze picks up

As a precautionary move, authorities evacuated three communities near Loutraki and a children’s camp in the Alepohori area as the fire in Kineta picked up on Tuesday.

The two fires in Kineta and Kallitechnoupolis, that resulted in the death of at least 74 people, have yet to be extinguished. At Kineta, 150 firefighters were on the site with 74 firetrucks, and were being supported with firefighting planes and helicopters.