Fire Service

Norwegian tourist rescued after Injury in Crete gorge

A tourist from Norway was rescued by the Fire Service in Crete's Hania region on Tuesday after she was injured while hiking in the Agia Irini Gorge in Selino.

The 65-year-old tourist and her husband were located and transported to a safe area at the entrance of the gorge late in the afternoon. From there, they were picked up by the emergency ambulance service and taken to hospital.

No active fronts in Patra wildfire

The fire in the western port city of Patra that broke out near residential areas on Tuesday has been brought under control.

After two hours of firefighting efforts, the fire had no active fronts by around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Earlier, the Fire Service evacuated a public nursing home and a hospital as the fire approached the facilities.

Fire breaks out in Viotia

Five aerial firefighting vehicles were mobilized after a fire broke out in low vegetation near the village of Asopia in Vieotia, central Greece, on Tuesday afternoon. 

A total of 44 firefighters, supported by two ground teams, 13 vehicles, three helicopters, and two aircraft, are battling the blaze.

Wildfire breaks out in western Chios, settlement evacuated

A small hamlet on the western coast of the island of Chios, in the eastern Aegean, had to be evacuated on Monday after a blaze broke out.

The Fire Service said the wildfire was burning forestland in the area of Sidiroundas. 

A warning message from the 112 emergency number was sent to residents telling them to move from the area of Metohi towards the beach with the same name.