Xy­lokas­tro fire forces evac­u­a­tion of chil­dren’s camp

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Al­most 100 fire­fight­ers bat­tled a wild­fire last night that broke out ear­lier in the day near the town of Xy­lokas­tro, west of Athens, forc­ing dozens of chil­dren to be evac­u­ated.

The fire ser­vice said last night that the blaze had moved into a ravine, mak­ing it eas­ier for author­i­ties to bring it un­der con­trol. They said it was not threat­en­ing any homes in the area.

Ear­lier in the day, for pre­cau­tion­ary rea­sons, po­lice of­fi­cers helped move dozens of chil­dren from a lo­cal sum­mer camp, with the last 50 be­ing evac­u­ated in the evening.

Nine air­craft, in­clud­ing two wa­ter-drop­ping he­li­copters, took part in the op­er­a­tion to put out the blaze dur­ing the day.

Al­ter­nate De­fense Min­is­ter Dim­itris Vit­sas was given a tour yesterday of the Hel­lenic Army His­tor­i­cal Di­rec­torate, where ex­perts have been ex­am­in­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of Nazi doc­u­ments from the Sec­ond World War oc­cu­pa­tion, which were pro­vided to Greece by the US Army.

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