Forest Fire Rages on Zakynthos, 1,000 Acres Burned So Far

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
Last Update: 12:57

A forest fire raging on Zakynthos since Tuesday evening has burned over 1,000 acres of woodland so far, while moving towards Volimes village and creating problems for the road system.

According to local website, the fire started in the ​​Orthonoi forest area. Currently there are 46 firefighters, 21 vehicles and one helicopter operating in the area, as aid from neighboring prefectures has arrived on the island.

More aid is expected today (Wednesday) as winds have pushed the flames to the direction of Volimes village. More firefighting aircraft are expected as certain areas are inaccessible to firefighters.

The flames have burned certain Public Power Corporation and some villages are left without electricity, while the road connecting Volimes and Orthonoi has been closed.

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