In Greece, a fire broke out on the island of Hydra due to fireworks that were launched from a yacht

In Greece, a fire broke out on the island of Hydra due to fireworks that were launched from a yacht

Hydra Firefighter Facebook account A forest fire broke out on Friday, June 21, on the Greek tourist island of Hydra near Athens, caused by fireworks launched from a yacht.

Hydra Firefighter Facebook account

A forest fire broke out on Friday, June 21, on the Greek tourist island of Hydra near Athens, caused by fireworks launched from a yacht.

International – Human Stupidity. Firefighters announced on Saturday, June 22, that a forest fire broke out on Friday, around 10:45 p.m., on the Greek tourist island of Hydra, near Athens, due to fireworks being launched from a yacht.

fire “It burns the only pine forest on the island, in an inaccessible place with no roads.”She denounced the island's seasonal firefighting campaign on Facebook, with a supportive photo, sparking anger on social media.

Fortunately, the fire has been brought under control and is no longer threatening the Hydra Forest. early this morning, “The aerial firefighting unit conducts continuous water spraying operations.”, select Emergency Services. The Greek daily newspaper added that three firefighters, five volunteers and a helicopter were still at the site on Saturday afternoon to put out the latest flames. I am Kathimerini.

Punishment of up to 20 years in prison

The island's mayor, Giorgos Koukoudakis, said “I'm angry that some people are irresponsibly throwing fireworks into the pine forest.”On the public channel ERT. He added that “The municipality will file a civil lawsuit against those responsible for the fire immediately after the preliminary investigation is completed.”.

On Sky TV, Giorgos Koukoudakis also called on the authorities to take action, stressing the fact that… “The island has no fire zones or forest roads.” Allow firefighters to access certain areas.

Today, Saturday, Civil Protection called for the utmost caution and caution in anticipation of the risk of a fire 'Still very high' Especially in the Attica region, which surrounds the Greek capital, in the Peloponnese (south) and in the center of the country.

Greece recently tightened penalties for arson. Arsonists can now be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to 200,000 euros.

Heat wave and strong winds

Since Wednesday, the authorities have continued to warn against it 'Very high risk' Of forest fires due to strong winds and high temperatures, which in some areas reached more than 40 degrees Celsius. Especially since the soil is very dry while Greece has experienced the hottest winter in its history.

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A 55-year-old man from the village of Myrtia in the Peloponnese died today, Friday, in a forest fire in Greece, where 45 new fires were recorded.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, rising temperatures caused by human-caused fossil fuel emissions are lengthening the fire season and increasing the area burned.

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