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Citizens in a number of areas are to refrain from any outdoor activity that could negligently cause a fire, such as throwing lit cigarettes, burning branches and leaves after pruning, using machinery that could cause sparks such as welding devices and disc saws, having a barbecue etc

The public have been requested to be extra vigilant on Thursday due to the very high risk of wildfires in eastern Attica, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Ionian islands, Chios, Samos, Ikaria and Crete islands, as well as in southern Evia.

A local resident leads a horse away from the flames of a forest fire in Varybobi, a northwestern suburb of Athens, on 6 August 2013 (AP)A local resident leads a horse away from the flames of a forest fire in Varybobi, a northwestern suburb of Athens, on 6 August 2013 (AP) In a special warning, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection said the danger of fire outdoors was “very high”, or at the fourth highest of five levels.

The civil protection secretariat instructed citizens to refrain from any outdoor activity that could negligently cause a fire, such as throwing lit cigarettes, burning branches and leaves after pruning, using machinery that could cause sparks such as welding devices and disc saws, having a barbecue etc.

All state services, regional and local authorities have placed on high alert.

The fire service can be reached by calling 199.

The 'high danger' areas are coloured orange (Photo: General Secretariat for Civil Protection)The ‘high danger’ areas are coloured orange (Photo: General Secretariat for Civil Protection)

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