The country’s largest and most dangerous fire is currently raging in the northwestern region of that peninsula, near the municipality of Agnanta, in the Ilid region.
Despite mobilizing 115 personnel with 36 vehicles, eight air assets, six aircraft and two helicopters, the flames are getting closer to the homes and the flames are spreading south with the help of strong gusts of wind where they are. Most inhabited cities are Rodia and Lucca.
Meanwhile, other, smaller fires continue to burn in other parts of the Peloponnese, as well as in the central region of the country, fueled by the country’s strong winds.
Although the heat wave has already lost its power in almost all of Europe, many fires are still raging, especially in the south, in the Mediterranean region.
In Spain, the improvement in weather conditions, both in terms of heat and wind, is helping the positive development of the many fires that broke out in recent days and many evacuees from their homes are starting to return.
However, many fires are still active in the country, in particular in the provinces of Ourense and Lugo (Galicia), Zaragoza (Aragon), Zamora and Avila (Castile and Leon), to which a new fire has been added today on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands).].
This is already one of the worst fire seasons in Spain in the past ten years, which prompted the government to promise today that the first session of Congress, in September, present the statutes of forest firefighters to improve conditions for these workers.
However, the situation is more complex in Italy, where the intervention teams are working on 25 major fires in the country, reinforced by the severe drought and heat wave that is expected to remain active in that region of Europe until the end of this month.
Only today, 14 major cities, including Rome, Florence, Genoa, Milan and Turin, have activated the highest level of emergency due to the heat, while the authorities are asking residents to cooperate in fighting the fire, because “most of the forests and they say that the fires are caused by negligence and often malicious behavior.”
Slovenia is also battling what is already considered the worst fire in its history, which has already destroyed about 2,000 hectares and forced several villages to evacuate, as more than a thousand firefighters from that country are fighting it, with the help of Austrian crews. . and the Croatians.
In France, the fires that broke out on July 12, south of Bordeaux, have not progressed in recent days, according to firefighters, but they have not yet been extinguished, and they have already burned 20,800 hectares of forest.
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