Laconia

Fire breaks out in southeastern Peloponnese

A fire erupted Thursday in Aghios Stefanos, within the Monemvasia municipality in Lakonia.

The blaze is consuming agricultural and woodland areas.

Eleven fire engines with 40 crew members, two teams of firefighters on foot, and a water-dropping helicopter were dispatched to extinguish the flames. 

The Fire Brigade reported no immediate threat to inhabited areas.

Police arrest 282 persons in one day

More than 250 individuals were arrested across Greece on Wednesday by the police. 

According to the police, officers took into account local operational plans and focused on areas with increased crime in an effort to improve public safety. 

From the 21,609 people that were checked, 733 individuals were brought into police stations and 282 people were arrested. 

New blazes bring number of active wildfire fronts to 79

Firefighters battled 52 new fires in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of active fire fronts around the country to 79, the Fire Service said on Friday.

Flare-ups were recorded in Laconia and Rhodes while there were scattered fire outbreaks in Western Attica that required the attention of ground and air forces.

Peloponnese eyes waste management

Work begins on Saturday on the new waste management system in the Peloponnese, the biggest of its kind in Greece.

Friday will see the signing of the concession agreement, granting Terna Energy the rights to start operating the system managing the waste of Corinthia, Arcadia, Argolida, Messinia and Lakonia in 10 months' time.

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