Latest news 13/6: the fire is under control now, but the extinguishing work continues. The fire covers 700-800 acres.
In the afternoon of Friday, June 12, at the location of Cape Arapis, a forest fire broke out. The flames were very far from the nearest monastery or hermitage, however, due to the particularly inaccessible terrain it was very difficult to reach the area by ground. Three Canadair aircraft and one helicopter operated from the air. On the ground twenty vehicles with 59 firefighters were involved to put out the fire, while volunteers from the area also assisted.
Wim Voogd, 12/6: news and photos thanks to this Greek internet site and Vasilís on Facebook