The Forestry Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment announces that today, February 18, 2023 at 9:50 a.m. a forest fire broke out inside the state forest, in the area of Kato Amiandou – Mesa Potamos.
The fire was extinguished at 10:30 am. after burning a small area with low forest vegetation.
Four people from the Fire Service with one large and one small fire engine worked to extinguish the fire.
The fire is due to illegal and reckless deed (disposing of coal). The public is strongly requested not to engage in such reckless acts since the risk of fire and destruction of the natural environment exists even with the current weather conditions.