A major wildfire that broke out in the southern part of Evros prefecture on Wednesday was reported as abating on Monday morning, after burning thousands of hectares of forest land and farm cultivations.
The fire was partially contained on Sunday as massive efforts by land and air continued to tackle the blaze, although hampered by strong winds.
Evros deputy regional director Georgia Nicolaou told ANA-MPA that, according to early estimates, the blaze has burned approximately 7,500 acres of forest and cultivations in a perimeter of 15,000 acres.