The fire that broke out between Asvestohori and Neohoropoulo, near the northwestern Greek city of Ioannina, was finally put out on Wednesday but not before it had burnt through 1,300 hectares of brush, farmland and forest, including the last remaining stand of woods in Ioannina University campus.
The wild fire had raged throughout the night and several times threatened homes in the surrounding villages of Asvestohori, Pedini, Neohoropoulo, Kato Marmara. It also swept through the campus and threatened the university hospital and set ablaze the dump at Dourouti.
Sunrise brought the fire-fighting aircraft back into the fray and these helped bring the fire under control.