According to the news of Greek State Television ERT, the fire, which broke out at 3 different points in the Aspropirgos region, reached the industrial zone.
Industrial facilities in the region were damaged by the fire.
The fire spread to some warehouses and factories, including a warehouse containing chemicals.
The warehouses of logistics companies in the region are also in danger of fire.
Many roads were closed to traffic due to the fire.
2nd day of fire in Rhodope
In Western Thrace, 3 more settlements in the Rhodope province, where Komotini and its villages are located, were evacuated on the second day of the fire.
Demircili, Barakli and Ircanhisar villages were evacuated as a precaution.
Many mosques in the region opened their doors to fire victims who had to leave their homes.
40 people rescued from fire in Alexandroupoli
Dikiltaş and Ag. 40 people trapped in the Paraskevi coastal area due to fire were rescued from the sea by boats belonging to the Coast Guard units.
The rescued were taken to Alexandroupoli Harbor.
Messages from politicians
In a statement to those who lost their lives in the Evros Region, Greek President Katerina Sakelaropulu expressed her sadness for the loss of 18 people whose bodies were found in the Dadias forest area.
Sakelaropulu said, “We are in mourning because of this tragedy, the loss of our people, their deaths, the damage to nature.” used the phrase.
Greek Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis went to the Civil Protection Office to get information about the fires.
Speaking to ERT, Greek Government Spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis said about the fires, “It is a new reality that we have to fight.”
Marinakis accused the opposition, which criticized the government for failing to respond adequately to the fire, of “using the fires for their purposes”.
Stergios Kalpakis, spokesman for the main opposition party Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA), said in response to Marinakis, “Rather than admitting the inability of the Mitsotakis government to respond to the fires in a timely and correct manner, Marinakis is attacking the opposition.”
The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) also accused the government of not having the necessary plan to fight the fire.
In a statement, the Greek Solution Party said, referring to Mitsotakis’ bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy yesterday, “While Greece was burning, society was suffering and Hellenism was under threat, Mr. Mitsotakis, as the new Nero, promised to rebuild Ukraine. ” used the phrases.
20 people died in the fires in the last 2 days
Today, 18 bodies were found in the forest area of Dadia in the Meriç Meriç Region, which are estimated to belong to irregular migrants trying to pass through the Maritsa to Greece.
In the fires yesterday, 2 people lost their lives in Kavacık (Lefkimi) in the Viotia and Meriç Region.
Thus, the number of people who lost their lives in the last 2 days due to the fire in Greece reached 20.