For­est fires.

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

A team of 30 fire­fight­ers man­ning 15 en­gines was dis­patched yes­ter­day af­ter­noon to douse a blaze that broke out near the west­ern port of Pa­tra, in the in­dus­trial area of Peris­tera. A wa­ter-drop­ping air­craft aided fire­fight­ing ef­forts on the ground, which were ham­pered by strong winds. By late evening, fire­fight­ers had par­tially con­tained the blaze and pre­vented it from spread­ing to res­i­den­tial ar­eas. Ear­lier in the day, fire­fight­ers were sent to another blaze that broke out on forest­land in the area of Ka­lyvia, south­east of Athens. A to­tal of 30 fire­fight­ers and 10 fire en­gines were dis­patched to the lo­ca­tion, while two wa­ter-drop­ping plans and two he­li­copters aided the ef­fort from the air. The blaze had been con­tained by yes­ter­day evening.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Greece

© PressReader. All rights reserved.