State of emergency declared on Greece's fire-stricken Evia island

ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP

A state of emergency has been declared in Greece's central Evia, as over 250 firemen struggled to put under control a raging wildfire.

The wildfire has so far scorched forested areas and forced the evacuation of four villages. 

Local authorities, however, stressed that the conditions are improving.

"It is a difficult fire, that's the reality ... there is no danger to human life and that is what is important," Kostas Bakoyannis, the regional governor for central Greece, told Skai TV.

 

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