The area of the scorched lands in Western Attica (around Viliya) has exceeded 38,000 hectares, according to the latest measurements, which, God forbid, will be the last.
According to data received from the satellite of the European system Copernicus, which was activated by the Civil Protection Service almost from the very beginning of the fire, on Saturday 21-08-2021 and at 11:38 local time, 38,000 hectares of conflagration were recorded.
At the same time, in the Keratea area, where the fire broke out last Monday and is now extinguished, the satellite recorded 2,252 hectares of land burned, which is the final report (excluding, of course, burned houses and objects registered by the municipal authorities).
The fire element is pacified by Polish and Romanian firefighters
It is noted that in Viliya, on the firefighting front, there were almost exclusively forces from Poland and Romania, who, on their own initiative and desire, wanted to stay and work tirelessly with their Greek colleagues until the great danger that was real for the country had passed. …
Along the perimeter of the fire, which has been demarcated, and where the fire is inside, a total of 285 firefighters work in 74 vehicles provided through the European Civil Protection Mechanism (143 firefighters and 46 vehicles, as well as from Romania – 142 firefighters and 28 specialized vehicles).
The assistance of foreign firefighters is described as very important. At the same time, the assistance of the Greek army, volunteer firefighters, as well as water and earth-moving equipment of the region and local authorities were also especially noted.
Air patrols are ongoing, as well as ground joint patrols by fire, police and military forces.