Large fire burning olive groves in Lesvos

Firefighters are battling a large blaze that broke out on Monday in the area of Moria, Lesvos, but is unrelated to the nearby refugee registration center.

The fire is burning swathes of olive groves assisted by strong winds blowing in the area and the continued drought facing the island. According to the fire department, the flames are mostly located in an inaccessible area which can only be reached by foot and is moving towards Larsos.