Dozens and dangerous were the fires at night in North Evia. All forces, with the help of and machinery, were called upon to provide solutions even to small fires that became fiery fronts and threatened villages.
However, the efforts of the inhabitants in Northern Evia were decisive, who stayed there and fought to the end to save their homes and property.
No fire extinguishers, with little firefighting power, as they complain, with branches, with buckets and hoses from the gardens of the houses literally fell into the flames to extinguish the fire fronts.
Peripherally from Pefki, a few meters from the houses in Artemisio and Kastri, battles were fought when the flames approached the villages not once but many times during the night.
In Gouves the battle lasted all night when the flames threatened to burn the village. From yesterday at noon until this morning at least three times it sounded the alarm in Gouves and the interventions were able to keep the flames away from the core of the village.
Wild herb and Greek did not escape the night heartbeat. The resurgences, without strong winds, created new fronts, new threats, new night surgeries.
In Geraki and Galatsona, all-night hunting with flames as they engulfed the villages and there was a risk of trapping volunteers and firefighters. They were able to keep the flames away from the houses.
Until the morning hours in Monokarya the effort continues so that the fire does not reach Istiaia. From the moment the aerial means stopped, last night, threatened many times but endured with the help of the terrain and the zones that had been created along the stream.
Kamatriades and Galatsades are the two villages that seem to be among the priorities of the repressive forces and from this morning to operate there as a matter of priority air means. According to the officers of the Fire Brigade who are in B.. Euboea, "If the fire passes through there, it will be found in a solid forest which is difficult to extinguish and will eventually reach over Ilia and Edipsos". In fact, they note that "the creation of perimeter villages and even makeshift fire zones in recent hours has largely prevented the spread of damage within residential areas.".
So tonight, while fires were running around residential areas, with digging and earthmoving machinery worked to create zones and reduce fire fronts.
Shocking images from the battle given by the residents themselves
Euboea: Anxiety if they will be able to fly the aerial means
In the southern part, the great effort continues so that Mount Kandili does not cross the front of the fire..
From yesterday until the morning over 200 Ukrainian and Romanian firefighters, who came to the rescue with their own equipment, gave a real battle in the villages of Troupi, Huts, and Spathari together with volunteers and machines of the Region and the Municipalities and with the help of air means, and the flames did not pass.
The concerns of the staff of the Fire Brigade who are in B.. Evia is if, due to tobacco, will be able to fly by air this morning to provide solutions to critical points so that the fire front does not extend further.
The whole area is filled with dense smoke creating a suffocating atmosphere. The smoke "travels" kilometers west having completely covered since yesterday Eastern Fthiotida and Lamia reaching as far as Velouchi. This morning in Lamia the visibility did not exceed 300 meters.
It is noted that according to the latest information of the Fire Department • in the forest fire that broke out in the afternoon of August 3, in Northern Evia operate 620 firefighters with 35 groups of hikers and 131 vehicles, including forces deployed through the European Civil Protection Mechanism and in particular from Ukraine with 100 firefighters, from Romania with 112 firefighters and 23 vehicles, from Serbia with 40 firefighters with 15 vehicles and an ambulance and the second OLYMPUS Mobile Business Center. They are also available for firefighting 5 Ε / Π και 5 A / F with the Beriev-200. Assistance is provided by the Coast Guard, the Armed Forces with infantry divisions, volunteer firefighters and the local government with aquifers and construction machinery.
Euboea: Damages to the PPC network - The area without fuel
Finally, the major breakdowns in the PPC network have created additional problems despite the fact that dozens of garages from different parts of the country have started repairing the damage from day one.. Most areas of B.. Evia spent the night without electricity.
At the same time, there is a problem in the supply of fuel to the area as it is not possible to move fuel tankers.. Any stocks that the gas stations had have already run out and now the movement of cars is becoming problematic.