Large scale fires are raging on the island of Corfu. The Fire dpt claims that they are due to arson and the Mayor seems to agree since the fires spread from the north to the south of the island.

The fire started at about 17.30 and was still going on at 20.30 while re-enforcements are expected from the Ipiros region. According to the Kathimerini newspaper the deputy head of the Greek fire department is on the island on his way to the north and the fire front near the village of Lakones.

Suspects have been arrested while there is a continuous search of all suspicious vehicles.