Massive fire raging in Athens suburbs, evacuation underway

Massive fire raging in Athens suburbs, evacuation underway
# 12 August 2019 10:30 (UTC +04:00)

"Today, at 3:18 a.m. [00:18 GMT] in Paiania, Attica, at the foot of Hymettus [mountain], a forest fire broke out", the secretariat said in a statement, APA reports citing Sputnik.

A massive fire is raging near the Greek town of Paiania, an eastern suburb of Athens, with police evacuating local residents, Greece’s General Secretariat for Civil Protection said on Monday.

It added that a powerful firefighting force consisting of 133 firefighters and 42 vehicles had immediately been sent to the site. It has since been reinforced by squads from neighbouring areas, according to the secretariat.

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