The large wildfire in Kythera that has been raging since Friday has been contained and there are no active fronts, the General Secretary of Civil Protection Yiannis Kapakis told the Athens Macedonian News Agency on Monday.
“The situation is better in Kythera. There is no active front at the moment,” he said, adding that all forces remain οn alert to prevent any rekindling of the flames.
“At this point there are some fires only inside the burned areas and mainly on the southwestern front of the island, which are being tackled effectively by the land forces,” fire brigade spokeswoman Stavroulla Maliri told ANA.
The fire brigade has mobilized firefighting units from all over the country to put out the blaze which has spread over six kilometers, bringing one-hundred and sixteen firemen with 38 vehicles, 83 men on foot, one helicopter and two aircraft.
Authorities evacuated nuns and pilgrims from the Monastery of Mirtidion in the western part of the island, and two villages on Saturday.
Monday 7 August 2017, 14:19:15 / Last Update: 14:20 / Source: ANA-MPA