Teams sent to dozens of blazes across Greece

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The coun­try’s fire ser­vice was tested over the week­end by con­sis­tently high tem­per­a­tures, strong winds and tin­der-dry con­di­tions, with firefighters dis­patched to bat­tle dozens of blazes across the coun­try. Among the largest were fires that broke out in Koropi, east­ern At­tica, on the Io­nian is­land of Zakyn­thos and near the re­sort of Ier­ape­tra on Crete. Greek firefighters were also sent to fight blazes that started in southern Al­ba­nia at the end of last week but spread across the bor­der into the ar­eas of Pal­abas and Limeri in the pre­fec­ture of Th­es­pro­tia. Greek wa­ter-drop­ping air­craft had con­trib­uted to ef­forts to fight the flames on Fri­day. The Gen­eral Sec­re­tariat for Civil Pro­tec­tion warned that ar­eas at the great­est risk of fire were in cen­tral Greece, the Pelo­pon­nese and the Io­nian is­lands.

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