The fires that broke out in Kineta, Western Attica, and in Eastern Attica last Monday have subsided, according to the Fire Department. However, hundreds of firefighters are still in the area, trying to eradicate the last points of fire origin through land and air means.
Trying to explain the causes of the tragedy, meteorologists say that the wind gusts recorded on Monday were the highest ones recorded during summer months in the last eight years, with their speed reaching 124 km/hour. Those wind gusts combined with low humidity levels created the ideal conditions for the fires to spread rapidly. There was no fire front, but the turbulence and the local windstorms resulted in the spreading of the devastating fires.