A wildfire broke out in a forested area between the towns of Molyvos and Petra, on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, at 3:30 on Monday afternoon. The fire threatened a small hotel at one time, but winds turned the front to the east to the region of Stypsi.
Firemen rushed to the area with 10 fire engines, backed by two firefighting aircraft, which were continuing to tackle the fire with the assistance of volunteers. However, their task was being hampered by winds blowing in the region.