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Fire in Varybobi: Battle with time to prevent winds and flares (watch live video)

80 houses burned so far

The fire brigades are fighting with time from the ground and air in order to extinguish the big fire in Varybobi.

However, with each passing hour, in addition to the fact that more and more acres of forest are being burned and properties are being endangered, the fear is manifested for the re-ignition of the fire.

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In total, as informed by the Fire Brigade, 520 firefighters are operating, with 17 groups of pedestrians, 150 vehicles, the METPE, and the mobile operation center OLYMPUS.

5 aircraft and 9 helicopters will also operate. The Hellenic Army provides assistance with infantry units and aerial firefighting equipment. Also assisted by the Greek Police, numerous volunteer groups as well as water tanks and construction machinery.

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