Strong winds fan brushfire outside capital
Volunteers are seen battling a blaze in the area of Anavyssos, southeast of Athens, yesterday, as firefighters struggled to contain the large brushfire that began in the Kalyvia area. Authorities said no residential areas were under threat yesterday evening. Some 70 firefighters were involved in the effort, assisted by five dropping-water helicopters and 30 fire engines. Strong winds were hampering the effort and firefighters were trying to bring it under control before dusk as waterdropping planes and helicopters do not operate at night.