A fire broke out on Friday in Spiatza, in the vicinity of Pyrgos in Ilia, Peloponnese. Fire-fighting forces are currently battling to keep the flames from reaching the first houses in the settlement, while their work is made hard by strong winds blowing in the area.
Meanwhile, several firest that have been burning in forest on the island of Cephalonia for the last two days are now partially under control, the fire brigade said. The fire had seriously threatened the village of Kremmydi during the night but all homes were saved, while another village had been evacuated on the island on Thursday.
The fire brigade is still having to contend with even stronger winds on Friday, which prevents reinforcements from reaching the island and creates a risk of fires rekindling.
Power cuts have been reported in various areas of southern Attica due to the bad weather on Friday, including Sounio, Anavyssos, Keratea and Varnavas.
Earlier, there were power cuts in the northern Athens suburbs of Marousi and Iraklio, where electricity has now been restored.
The problems were main due to trees and branches falling onto PPC power lines and infrastructure due to the strong winds.
Continued bad weather also caused more delays on the Proastiakos railway line, where trains were travelling at low speeds due to the high winds but also because of power supply problems, which prevented trains from reaching the Athens airport until 10:00 on Friday morning. Normal operation of the trains is gradually being restored, TRAINOSE announced.