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UA forest hearth ignited the small vacationer island of Hydra, in Greece, on Friday June 21. The hearth was began by fireworks launched from a luxurious yacht moored within the bay, reviews the Belgian each day The night. Which triggered the anger of the authorities.

“The fire, caused by fireworks from a boat, burns the only pine forest on the island, in a place that is difficult to access and has no road,” reported the volunteer firefighters current on Hydra in a submit on Facebook, supporting images. READ ALSO Acropolis closed, emergency measures… How the heatwave imposed a “mini-lockdown” in Greece

The flames had been shortly introduced beneath management and now not pose a menace. The mayor of the island, outraged by the irresponsibility of the boaters, indicated on the Greek public tv channel ERT that “the municipality would file a civil suit against those responsible for the fire as soon as the preliminary investigation was completed.” .

45 fires began in 24 hours

Plagued by frequent fires annually, facilitated by excessive warmth, the Greek authorities have as soon as once more referred to as for the best vigilance. The hearth danger stays “very high” in a big a part of the nation, significantly across the capital. Indeed, within the nation, 45 new outbreaks of fires fanned by violent winds had been recorded in 24 hours, firefighters mentioned on Friday June 21.

Faced with these fires, which will be lethal, Athens lately toughened the penalties for arson, remembers AFP. From now on, the perpetrators danger as much as 20 years of imprisonment and a high quality of 200,000 euros.