Four major fires were raging in Greece on Monday night, fire department spokesman Lt. Col. Yiannis Artopios said during the first of two special Monday night ANA briefings.
Two of the four major fires broke out in Attica – in Kouvaras (South-East Attica) and Dervenoxoria (North Attica) -, one in the Kallithea forest area (south-east of Loutraki, Corinth ), and a fourth at Kaparelli in Boeotia (Boeotia).
Police again halted traffic on the Athens-Sounion highway due to the spread of the fire.
Specifically, traffic is closed from the Athens-Sounion and Kalyvia highways to Sounion; the Athens-Sounion and Saronia highways to Athens; and the Keratea-Anavyssos rural road from Keratea to Anavyssos.
In Dervenohoria, police blocked traffic from the Elefsina-Thivon rural road, from the Mandra intersection to Thebes; from Fylis Street, from the Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary (Kimisseos Theotokou) in Kleista; and to the Inoi-Magoula rural road, from the Titan factory.
As for the new Athens-Corinth national highway, the police announced that they had opened the highway but only for traffic in the direction of Athens. Conversely, on the old Athens-Corinth national road, traffic has been restored in both directions.
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