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Greece declares a state of emergency in 3 regions of the island of Rhodes due to forest fires


Greek authorities declared a state of emergency in three areas of the island of Rhodes in the eastern Aegean Sea today, allowing them to mobilize all rescue personnel and forces to combat the ongoing forest fires there..

And the Greek newspaper “Kathimerini” stated that the state of emergency relates to the municipal units in Kamiros, Ataveros and Lindos, and will remain in effect for a period of six months “until January 18, 2024,” according to the decision signed by the Secretary-General of Civil Protection, Vassilis Papageorgiou..

The request was submitted, yesterday, by the regional governor of the southern Aegean Sea and the mayor of Rhodes, after the outbreak of fires there.. The Greek authorities had evacuated four villages and a hotel with the approach of forest fires that broke out in the early hours of yesterday, near the village of Apollonas in the western mountains..

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