Forty-one wildfires were reported throughout Greece on Tuesday, with the worst on the Cyclades Island of Milos.

Strong winds were pushing the flames across the island’s brushland in the Zefyria area, near the isle’s airport, while residents and visitors were informed via SMS to evacuate two nearby beaches as a precaution.
Milos’ landscape is mostly arid brushland, with some crops, but does not feature any significant forestland.

According to the fire brigade, 35 of the 41 blazes were immediately extinguished on the day, while the remaining six were under control.

Greece’s civil protection authorities have cautioned residents over the threat of wildfires and banned certain outdoor activities, while the fire brigade and other emergency forces are continuously on standby.