General News: Fires reported in Rethymno, Thesprotia

Two fires were reported in the prefecture of Rethymno on Crete and a third in the Filiata region of Thesprotia on Sunday. The fires in Rethymno had broken out at the locations Kato Valsamonero and Adraktos and were burning through pasture. A team of 12 firemen, five fire engines and a helicopter were fighting the first and another 12 firemen, eight fire engines, an eight-man team on foot and a helicopter were trying to extinguish the second.
The fire at Tsamantas in Thesprotia had two sources that were closely spaced, indicating that deliberate arson might be involved. Eight firemen and four fire-engines, an 18-man team on foot and two water-bombing aircraft were sent to put out the blaze.

Wildfires still burning on Corfu, Halkidiki, abating on Skopelos

A wildfire that broke out two days ago in the Loutses region on the Ionian island of Corfu was described as being "partially under control" by fire brigade officers on Saturday. Forces were still on the scene to fully extinguish the blaze.
Also burning fiercely was a forest fire that broke out at the location Agia Paraskevi in Gymnopotamos, Filippiada. A force of 20 firemen, seven vehicles, a team on foot and two water-bombing aircraft were battling to control the flames.
A fire in Nikiti in the Halkidiki peninsula was still burning, with thick smoke hampering the continuing fire-fighting effort, though the fire on the Aegean island of Skopelos appeared to be abating and fire fighters were confident it would soon be under control.
The fires in Halkidiki and Skopelos were both started by lightning strikes.

Fire reported at Agia Triada near Nafplion

A fire burning through crops and stands of bamboo was reported at Agia Triada, near the coastal town of Nafplion, on Sunday. The fire started at around 1:30 p.m. for unknown causes. Forces sent by the Nafplion and Argos fire brigades are attempting to get the fire under control.

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