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Battle with blaze in Evros continues; 40 people rescued in Aghia Paraskevi and Dikella, Alexandroupolis

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The battle with the blaze continues in the region of Evros (Alexandroupolis) for a fourth consecutive day.

Currently there is a large front in the forest of Kirki , in Plaka, and in the former settlement of Amfithea.

A total of 40 individuals were rescued by two Coast Guard vessels and four private boats in the area of Aghia Paraskevi and Dikella of Alexandroupolis due to the wildfire. According to the Fire Brigade the rescued are being transferred to the port of Alexandroupolis.

According to the Fire Brigade, a total of 59 fire engines with a 214-member crew, 11 teams of firefighters on foot, volunteers, police forces, municipal water trucks assisted by four firefighting aircraft and three water dropping helicopters are operating in the area.

Meanwhile, another 9 villages are being evacuated in the area of Alexandroupolis due to the wildfire raging in the area. The residents of the villages Mesimvria, Atarni, Avra, Komaros, Perama, Mesti, Dikella, Sykorrachi and Plaka were informed by 112 emergency number message to evacuate with direction the city of Komotini.

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