Homes and tourist facilities were evacuated late Wednesday night after a wildfire threatened houses in the Greek Island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea.
Short before midnight, local media report that buses were awaiting in Vlachata village to transport locals and tourists to Argostoli, the capital town of the island.
Additional firefighters and trucks are expected to reach Kefalonia in the morning. The ferry is scheduled to leave Kyllini, Peloponnese, one hour after Wednesday midnight.Traffic police has closed traffic in several roads across the Island in order to facilitate the work of the fire brigades.
The fire broke out around 8:30 in the evening at the foot of the Mountain Ainos and spread quickly due to strong winds.
Firefighters, volunteers, members of the civil protection struggle to take the wildfire under control. Due to night, aerial means are not able to assist with water dropping. According to local media, more than 35 wildfires broke out alone in the last couple of days.