Weather lore

Fire breaks out in Viotia

A wildfire broke out in low vegetation in Viotia, northwest of Athens, on Friday. 

The Fire Service said ground and air forces were at the area of Agia Triada, together with a team from arson unit. It was not clear if authorities had found indications that the blaze was an arson.

Greece Implements Ban on Open Fires Beginning Today

Greek authorities have taken proactive measures as they announce the commencement of the forest fire season, as reported by the Greek publication Kathimerini. The decision comes in response to unusually high temperatures, low rainfall, and strong winds, setting the stage for potentially hazardous fire conditions.

Fire ban starts early

The combination of unseasonably warm temperatures, low rainfall and strong winds has prompted authorities to declare wildfire season open as of Monday, April 15, the earliest Greece has ever started implementing fire prevention measures.