For­est fires.

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Fire­fight­ers bat­tled through­out the day yes­ter­day to douse a for­est fire that broke out in the area of Ou­ra­noupoli in Halkidiki, north­ern Greece. Two Canadair wa­ter-drop­ping air­craft were dis­patched in the early af­ter­noon to as­sist ground forces bat­tling the flames. Fire­fight­ers man­aged to bring the blaze un­der par­tial con­trol by late af­ter­noon. An­other large blaze in forest­land in Ka­ma­riza, near the port of Lavrio in At­tica, was stoked by strong winds, ham­per­ing fire­fight­ing ef­forts. Two heli­copters and three wa­ter-drop­ping air­craft were dis­patched to help the ef­fort on the ground, which in­volved 50 fire­fight­ers man­ning 20 trucks.

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