Rethymnon fire under control – Agios Georgios bathers evacuated safely

Flashnews — The wilfdfire burning since yesterday  afternoon south of Rethymnon was put under control after 27 fire crews battled the flames all night.

The fire destroyed 30000 stremma of grazing land and farmland burning olive trees and vine. The agricultural water network also suffered extensive damage .

Several people who were trapped in Agios Georgios beach  by the fire were safely  evacuated by sea to Agia Galini.


High fire risk warning for the whole of Crete for Monday 1 August