Four fires have sparked since dawn on the Greek island of Thassos.
The blazes in the early morning caused the immediate evacuation of the entire vicinity and villages of Prinos Kazaviti and St. Panteleimon by the fire department and the municipality of Thassos.
The initial belief of the cause of the fire is lightning which struck in the four areas of Rachoni, Prinos, Alikes and Limenaria.
The fires broke out at very close intervals of time, almost simultaneously, as firefighters left Kavala and Eleftheroupoli early in the morning for Thassos in an operation with 106 firefighters with 37 vehicles and 53 hikers.
There is fear that the fire may continue spreading as firefighting services of Eastern Macedonia and the Thrace region are in constant contact with the Secretary General for Civil Protection to ensure they will be able to mobilize quickly if more fires breakout.
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