A wildfire that broke out on Albanian territory on Wednesday spilled over into northwest Greece at noon on Thursday, fanned by strong winds blowing in the region, and was threatening the villages of Argyrohori and Oreino on the frontier with Albania.
Firefighting forces are battling the blaze, assisted by four water-bombing aircraft and one helicopter.
A second wildfire that burned in Albania for two days and crossed over into Greek territory in the region of Ftelia in Thesprotia prefecture, NW Greece, was mostly controlled and is not threatening populated areas.
Finally, another wildfire in the region of Kerees, near Preveza, NW Greece, destroyed 0.8 hectares of forest land. The fire brigade and police are conducting an investigation into an instance of possible arson, following reports by eyewitnesses.