Corfu wildfire receding, operations continue

A massive wildfire that broke out almost simultaneously on several fronts on Tuesday was reported as receding on Wednesday morning, as a strong firefighting team on land continued operations and water-bombing aircraft resumed efforts at first light of day.
 According to latest information, it was believed that the blaze will be contained during the day.
 Six firefighting airplanes and two water-dropping helicopters were continuing operations over the areas of Lakones, Alimatades and Vistonas to extinguish the fire, together with a ground crew of 30 fire engines and 200 firemen.
A governmental delegation and the Fire Brigade chief are currently touring the villages that were endangered by the fire.
The wildfire started in no less than 25 separate locations on the Ionian island of Corfu on Tuesday and led authorities to declare a state of emergency.
The outbreaks, recorded in the north, west and south of the island, erupted almost simultaneously.

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