Fires on Crete

Fires on the island of Crete.

Firefighting helicopters for firefighting in Crete.

Firefighting helicopters for firefighting in Crete.

 danger of forest fire

Warning sign for danger of forest fire on Crete.

Every summer there are serious fires on the island of Crete and throughout Greece.
In part, they are causes of natural kind, but usually carelessness by open fire or even discarded cigarette. Unfortunately, however, it is also often the arson case, partly to make space for buildings available.

Therefore, in the summer increased attention in dealing with open fires is necessary and signs of an emerging fire should be as soon as possible be reported to the authorities.

The following photos are from fires and extinguishing work near Elounda in recent years.

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