Fire on Crete.

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Fire­fight­ers were fight­ing a huge blaze fanned by strong winds yesterday in Ier­ape­tra in the La­sithi re­gion of Crete. Ef­forts were fur­ther ham­pered by the dif­fi­cult ter­rain and the flames, ac­cord­ing to some re­ports, reached as high as 30 me­ters. Thirty fire en­gines and 60 fire­fight­ers, mil­i­tary per­son­nel and vol­un­teers were fight­ing the blaze. The fire has razed parts of the val­ley of Se­lakano and large tracts of olive and vine groves. An­other fire also broke out yesterday in Neo­chori, about 18 kilo­me­ters from the town of Ioan­nina, north­west­ern Greece.

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