Wildfire rages on Corfu; Rethymno wildfire recedes

A wildfire broke out earlier on Saturday on the Ionian Sea island of Corfu burning olive groves and grassland near the villages of Skripero, Alimatades, Doukades and Troumbeta.
Fire fighters are trying to contain the blaze that burns in the central part of the island fanned by strong 7 Beaufort velocity winds.
Meanwhile, a major wildfire that broke out in an inaccessible area in Rethymno on the southern Aegean island of Crete last Thursday night has receded.
A total of 56 fire fighters and 26 fire engines, as well as, 20 firemen on foot, three water-bombing helicopters and an aircraft, remain in the region to prevent new outbreaks. The fire has destroyed hundreds of hectares of farm land.

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