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Offline mickydripping

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Major fire in Plakias
« on: May 10, 2015, 09:35:37 AM »
At 5.0am this morning,  a fire swept  through the beach side restaurants at plakias,  completely destroying them from Sofia to ostracio.  As far as I know  no one  was injured  fortunately.  A sad day for the town,  I  have many happy memories of eating there.  I hope there is sufficient time to rebuild before the peak of the season.

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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 09:49:53 AM »
Oh no! That is terrible, terrible news. Poor businesses. I hope no one hurt and had insurance ( often no one has in Greece).
Awful start to the season and not a pretty sight for first time visitors.
Best of luck to everyone.

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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 09:56:25 AM »
I don't like posting pictures like this but....
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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 10:08:24 AM »
It is almost unreal to see the devastation everyone was having such a happy time last night
Already much of the charred damage has been removed by lorry loads so it is very busy here.
As always all hands on deck helping each other.
We don't think anyone was hurt, thank goodness.
Will report later.


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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 10:21:59 AM »
Just saw this in another forum , can hardly believe it.how awful, just hoping that no one is hurt !

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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2015, 10:29:13 AM »
Terrible but thankfully no one hurt. Dave and Les thanks for that vision of the wonderful Plakias people all hands to the deck doing the necessary so quickly. Us Regulars will be sorry but not put off and this quick clear up will I am sure maintain a good impression for first timers.

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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2015, 10:52:48 AM »
Thanks John a real community spirit as you would expect.
New telegraph poles & cables delivered & ready to be put in position, things are moving fast already.
What great spirit they have in this time of devastation.
I'm sure all regulars will support them when they are eventually up & running again.
It will be interesting to see the progress in the next few weeks while we are here.
Will keep updating.

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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2015, 11:56:14 AM »
Tragic, we wish everyone well and a speedy recovery to everyone this has affected.
We will be there in three weeks. 

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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2015, 12:20:13 PM »
We walked up to Mirthios via the old mill and came back down to this. Just couldn't believe what we saw. We had dinner in Gorgona on Friday night. What a relief that no-one was hurt.

I saw a bulldozer clearing the concrete foundation, and people up poles re-connecting power-lines, just a few minutes ago, so hopefully the taverna owners can start again quickly. The snack bar right at the end, near Christos, was at least spared, as the adjacent building had been dismantled and was just starting to re-build. Presumably this stopped the fire spreading further.

Really quite shocked.

Richard.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2015, 12:22:11 PM by Richard »

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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2015, 01:33:36 PM »
Very Bad news! Any ideas how we could help from the distance?

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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2015, 02:10:04 PM »
OMG......what bad news and a horrible experience for all concerned. How awful. Pleased to hear that things have already started to replace the infrastructure. If there is anything we can do from afar please...please make it clear on the Forum. Will be thinking of everyone.

Jackie, Dai and David.

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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2015, 02:51:47 PM »
Tragic, our thoughts are with you......
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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2015, 03:20:46 PM »
So sad to see many of my favourite places ruined. BUT - buildings do not make Plakias what is is, and always will be. Plakias is in a beautiful location, but it's the wonderful, spirited people who make it great. They, like Plakias itself, WILL rise to another challenge and make it even better. My thoughts and best wishes are with everyone in town.
As for what we can do to help - what we always do I guess - keep talking about Plakias, keep up with the regular visits and spread our thoughts and best wishes far and wide.
John - Ostraco

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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2015, 04:04:49 PM »
You are so right, they are strong spirited & will rise again, someone suggested putting up marquees which could be the answer short term. As far as we know the kitchens are ok.
We will all support them as much as we can.

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Re: Major fire in Plakias
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2015, 06:27:26 PM »
95 days till take off. Glad to hear nobody is hurt. Hopefully everything is back in working order when we get there. If needed i'll bring my own chair. I hope everyone will keep his own business.