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Zakynthos fire
« on: Monday, 16 September, 2019 @ 13:16:30 »
Firefighting reinforcements sent for Greek island blaze

Greek authorities say they are reinforcing firefighting forces tackling a large forest fire on the western island of Zakynthos, where a tourist resort was evacuated.

The fire department said on Monday that more than 200 firefighters were battling the blaze in the south of the island, along with four water-dropping helicopters and two planes. Residents of one village, as well as around 120 tourists staying in a local resort, were evacuated Sunday, while the fire has burnt one house and damaged another.

The Foreign Office has updated its advice to travellers to Greece:

A wildfire has been reported on Zakynthos, close to Keri Village. If you’re in the area, you should follow the advice of Greek authorities and monitor the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection.

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