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Offline Maik

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Fires
« on: Thursday, 17 August, 2017 @ 02:21:36 »
Fires in various places along south coast, some serious, some approaching serious: Vlakhata, Simotata, Karavados, Trapezaki, Ratzakli, Katelios, Kremmidi, Pastra.

Lourdas evacuated around 23:30, Argostoli - Poros road closed, diversion via Sami & Pyrgi.


Edit: Unconfirmed but heard fires largely contained in early hours, no reports of casualties.
« Last Edit: Thursday, 17 August, 2017 @ 03:21:23 by Maik »

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Offline Maarm

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Re: Fires
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 17 August, 2017 @ 10:48:10 »
Just been looking at some of the photo's taken - horrendous and very frightening 

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Re: Fires
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 17 August, 2017 @ 22:58:26 »
Seems as though the fire in Karavados has re-ignited and there's also a fire in the Aleimatas/Pastra area, started around the same time.

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Re: Fires
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 17 August, 2017 @ 23:02:20 »
fires now in Scala /Katelios area as well tonight. Karavados near the main road by the statue place on the corner.

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Re: Fires
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 18 August, 2017 @ 14:43:32 »
Firefighters going hi-tech: Greek police and fire brigade acquired a few surveillance drones back in May and, according to local sources, one of the Threod Systems EOS mini UAV drones will be operating in the skies above Kef for the next few days. Here's one in action:







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Re: Fires
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 19 August, 2017 @ 13:26:37 »
The high tech look lost a little with the use of the elastic bands to secure bolt on parts and the credit card to re-pack the 'chute. :blink:

Should be helpful with all the fires on Kef lately - and elsewhere.

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Re: Fires
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 19 August, 2017 @ 20:39:25 »
The high tech look lost a little with the use of the elastic bands to secure bolt on parts and the credit card to re-pack the 'chute. :blink:

Yeah, I was surprised the promo video showed the 'chute being re-packed with the aid of a credit card, thought it made the drone look a bit unfinished, design-wise. But maybe the message is, "No expensive special tools required".

Hopefully it might be good for spotting someone starting fires.

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Re: Fires
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 20 August, 2017 @ 02:27:13 »
More fires in the Livatho area last night, mostly around Trapezaki, Karavados and Peratata.