Tsintzina forest range escapes with minor losses from recent fires. Almost all places of interest remain intact.
With recent fires now safely behind, a rather upbeat assessment of lost and saved can safely be concluded.
Initially, the fire approached the village from S-SE, on August 29th.
A sustained air and ground effort assisted by dozens of Tsintzinians
and several volunteers had checked its advance by noon of September
2nd. However with dozens of lingering spots remaining, a
sudden withdrawal of air support at 13.00 hrs on this date, allowed
for a major revival across the South-Western flank (see next
picture) which was effectively put out the following morning.
· Two of a total of 9 marked forest walking paths cross through affected area for a total of between a few yards and no more than 200 yards.
· The Southeastern path via St. Elias Chapel crosses through affected forest but well outside village limits toward Agrianoi.
· The Fities - Stamatira path on the S–SW will cross for about two fifths of it’s length between areas at points completely affected and at points partly affected (areas respectively marked in red and green on the picture below)
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