A fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday at the home of Corinth Mayor Alexandros Pvevmatikos, but no injuries were reported.

The fire broke out at 3:40 a.m., beginning from the basement, which is used as a garage and storage space, and spread quickly but was immediately extinguished by firefighters.

None of the 12 people living in the two-storey apartment complex were injured.

Pnevmatikos told ANA-MPA that traces of a plastic container containing gasoline were found outside the garage door.

Asked who could have placed the incendiary device, the mayor said "we have some thoughts, but I believe the matter will be solved in the preliminary investigation that will take place".

Pnevmatikos stressed, however, that "it is unacceptable that some quarters should want to settle accounts with the Mayor in this way, endangering the lives of even innocent children".

The mayor noted that his administration has been acting in the framework of equality of the citizens and justice, "and that is how we will continue, regardless whether some quarters wish to send messages to the mayor and the municipal authority...our municipal authority will not respond to such messages".