A fire was reported on Friday in a region of forest near the village of Mikri Gotista, near the mountain resort of Metsovo in Ioannina prefecture. A force of 16 firemen and six vehicles, assisted by a 16-man team on foot and four water-bombing aircraft from the air has been sent to put out the blaze. The work of fire-fighters was being hampered by the inaccessible location and mountainous territory but no homes were threatened.