A series of wildfires were reported as blazing throughout the country on Tuesday. According to the fire brigade, wildfires were reported in at least two sites in central Greece, and two major blazes in the Peloponnese.
One wildfire near Vathy, Laconia prefecture, that claimed the life of the local fire brigade commander, was still raging.
A large number of firefighters, assisted by water-dropping helicopters and airplanes, were battling with flames. Strong winds were reportedly hampering operations.