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Firefighters try to keep flames away from homes in eastern Attica

Δημοσίευση 3 Αυγούστου 2013, 15:14 / Ανανεώθηκε 3 Αυγούστου 2013, 15:14
Firefighters try to keep flames away from homes in eastern Attica
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Forty-five firefighters with 15 fire trucks and four water-dumping craft were trying to put out a blaze that broke out on a brushy tract of land between the seaside resorts of Markopoulo and Porto Rafti near the eastern Attica coast midday on Friday.

Forty-five firefighters with 15 fire trucks and four water-dumping craft were trying to put out a blaze that broke out on a brushy tract of land between the seaside resorts of Markopoulo and Porto Rafti near the eastern Attica coast midday on Friday.

The blaze initially began in a remote part of the Herovouni Hill, but quickly spread near residential areas as it was fanned by strong winds.

A strong firefighting presence is currently trying to stop the flames from reaching any homes.