Greece: Fires in the Athens area partly under control

The Greek fire brigade managed to bring most of the fires in the Athens area under control at least partially on Tuesday night.

Greece: Fires in the Athens area partly under control

The Greek fire brigade managed to bring most of the fires in the Athens area under control at least partially on Tuesday night. According to a spokesman for the fire brigade, 23 firefighting planes and helicopters were deployed at first light to completely extinguish the fires.

Two fires that broke out around ten and around 80 kilometers west of Athens on Monday were still a cause for concern. Emergency services also came to Athens from other regions of Greece to help, the state broadcaster reported.

After a relatively rainy and cool spring, the first major vegetation fires in Greece this year broke out on Monday. Civil protection had already warned at the weekend: After several days with temperatures above 40 degrees and a longer dry period, the risk of forest fires was very high.

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