Occupational safety and health
A burnt swing hangs in a playground following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens, July 25, 2018. A year since Greece's deadliest wildfire tore through coastal towns near Athens, killing 102 people, the road to normalcy for its survivors is long and dotted with burned down homes and barren land. [Reuters]
The fire department on Monday was battling a wildfire in the settlement of Marathea in East Mani in the Peloponnese, reports said.
Twenty-four firefighters in 12 trucks, one ground unit and one water-dumping airplane have been dispatched to contain the blaze, according to the same reports.
No more information was immediately available.
A wildfire was sweeping through brush and forest land in central Evia on Thursday, prompting authorities to evacuate a small village in the area as a precaution.
Residents of Makrychori, near the town of Kymi, were asked to leave their homes amid fears that strong winds blowing in the area could shift the direction of the blaze and put them at risk.