The fire is now moving towards the Parnitha mountain. It is however still too close to civilian areas. We are all advised to -at the least- wear KM95 masks when leaving our houses. We also have to keep all doors and windows closed at all times!What? Inside Athens?
This is so typical of Greece. Not sure which company you talk about. Most definitely not enough government memebers got paid for it to fly!It'll be a revolution when first "all-weather" CL gets made. The pilots are insane and they'd fly nights if there was enough instrument support for water pick up and drop run. The helicopters are worthless.
I don't know what happened to the Greek partnership meanwhile.
Unfortunately all the air media arrived in Athens. although the fire was contained here we also got major fires in other parts of Greece. Leaving them unprotected was the only option as to save the people here. you see almost half the population lives in the extended area of Athens. This now left us with fire fronts of about 30km in Evoia which are going to just end when they reach the sea as there are no firefighting units there. Man, this is a nightmare! And you got thepolitical parties trying to use this disaster as a mean for manipulation and opposition!I don't know the name, I can't recall if I ever did.
Greece actually has a sizable Canadair fleet, a lot less square km per plane than Italy or Spain. But like you said, the lack of daylight is the problem. The picture you put doesn't look great but I believe the settlement in the picture cannot burn down, dense stone and concrete housing. But it doesn't look like fire engines can traverse freely through it either...