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In three areas of Evia, an emergency situation was declared after several fires that broke out on Thursday.

The Secretary-General of Civil Protection marked today the areas of Avlona, Konistres and Tampines in the Kimi-Aliveri region as areas requiring urgent protection since the fire caused great damage, reports ANA.

The first fire broke out on Thursday afternoon in Manikia, on agricultural land, while the other two began simultaneously, just before midnight on Thursday.

Five populated places have been evacuated from precaution.

More than 300 firefighters were engaged in fire fighting in which no one was injured.

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On Friday, a man was arrested on suspicion of setting fire.

The media report that there is already an arrest warrant against him due to several attempts to plague the fires in the land of Greece.

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