A fire that began late on Wednesday at Filotas in the municipality of Amyntaios was under partial control, the fire brigade reported.
The fire had burned 5 hectares of crop residue and 2,000 square metres of farmland. Twelve firemen and six vehicles had been sent to put out the flames.
In the meantime, another fire broke out in Perdika, in the municipality of Almyros in Magnesia. The fire began due to the negligence of a local farmer that set out to burn a stand of canes and crop residue on his land. A force of 21 firemen and six vehicles was sent to put out the fire.