The fires in the areas Frixa, Skillountia and Kalyvakia of Elis, which reached residential areas on Sunday, have abated. The calmer winds allowed firefighting forces to save houses’ yards from the flames. More than 70 firefighters with 24 vehicles, two Canadair firefighting aircrafts and one helicopter have been in the area since early morning.

The residents of Skillountia had a rough night, as they saw the huge flames threatening their houses. The strong winds kept changing directions, and the residents, the firefighters and the volunteers were unable to put the situation under control. The Firefighting Department is investigating the causes of the fire.

 

Translation: Eleni Gogou