Con­di­tions ham­per fire­fight­ing ef­forts

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A Chi­nook he­li­copter makes a water drop dur­ing a wild­fire as a lo­cal res­i­dent hold­ing a wa­ter­ing can stands among burned trees on the out­skirts of Athens yes­ter­day. Strong winds and tin­der-dry con­di­tions ham­pered the job of fire­fight­ers who were dis­patched to sev­eral blazes across the coun­try. One of the big­gest fires yes­ter­day was in Kais­ar­i­ani, east of Athens. Dozens of fire­fight­ers were sent to the scene and, with the help of two water-drop­ping he­li­copters, man­aged to keep the blaze away from res­i­den­tial ar­eas.

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