Residents and tourists ordered to evacuate

Residents and tourists from the village of Megara Aronia (Megaloni) were evacuated after a wildfire erupted in the northern part of Zakynthos just before noon on Wednesday.

Residents received a message via the 112 emergency number to evacuate towards the village of Ano Volimes.


Police have blocked roads to Platy Gialos and from the port of Agios Nikolaos, local media said. report.

According to the fire department, 30 firefighters and a team with 11 fire engines are fighting the fire on foot, assisted by five water drop jets and a helicopter.

Local media reported that despite the strong winds, firefighters and aerial efforts were able to largely contain the blaze.

However, the Fire Department has yet to announce that the forest fires on Zakynthos have been completely extinguished.

The fire department said 65 bushfires broke out in 24 hours. Residents and tourists ordered to evacuate

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