Fire spread to factories and warehouses in the industrial zone
Industrial facilities in the region were damaged by the fire.
The fire spread to some warehouses and factories, including a warehouse containing chemicals.
Warehouses belonging to logistics companies in the region are also in danger of fire.
Many roads were closed to traffic due to the fire.
In Western Thrace, 3 more settlements were evacuated in the Rhodope province where Komotini and its villages are located.
Demircili, Baraklı and Ircanhisar villages were evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Many mosques in the region opened their doors to the fire victims who had to leave their homes.
In the coastal area of Dikiltas and Ag. Paraskevi coastal area in Alexandroupoli, 40 people were rescued from the sea by boats belonging to the Coast Guard.
The rescued people were taken to the port of Alexandroupolis.
MESSAGES FROM POLITICIANS
President of the Republic Katerina Sakelaropoulou expressed her sorrow for the loss of 18 people whose bodies were found in the Dadias forest area, in a statement for those who lost their lives in the Evros Region.
"We mourn for this tragedy, for the losses and deaths of our people, for the damage to nature," Sakelaropulu said.
Speaking to ERT, Greek Government Spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis said, "It is a new reality that we have to fight against."
In response to Marinakis, Stergios Kalpakis, Press Spokesperson of the main opposition party Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA), said, "Marinakis is attacking the opposition instead of recognising the inability of the Mitsotakis government to respond to the fires in a timely and correct manner."
In a statement, the Greek Solution Party, referring to Mitsotakis' bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky yesterday, said: "While Greece is burning, society is suffering and Hellenism is under threat, Mr Mitsotakis, as the new Nero, promised to rebuild Ukraine."
20 PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES IN FIRES IN THE LAST 2 DAYS
Today, 18 bodies were found in the Dadia forest area in Evros Evros Region, presumably belonging to irregular migrants trying to cross the Evros to Greece.
In yesterday's fires, 2 people died in Viotia and Kavacik (Lefkimi) in Evros Region.
Thus, the number of people who lost their lives due to fire in Greece in the last 2 days reached 20.