A large portion of southern Evros prefecture was declared in a state of emergency early Thursday afternoon due to a major wildfire continuing to rage out of control in the area.
According to the latest assessments, the wildfire extends over five kilometres and has laid waste to more than 3,000 hectares of trees and crops.

Wildfire in Evros, village evacuated
Τhe wildfire fronts at Lefkimi, Evros prefecture, continued to rage on Thursday, as authorities evacuated Kila settlement for precautionary reasons.
The blaze, due to strong winds reaching 7 on the Beaufort scale, was heading towards residential areas.
A sizable team of firefighters, two helicopters and four airplanes, were battling the blaze.