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Firefighters battle large blaze in Megara, west of Athens

TAGS: Fires

Firefighters were battling a large blaze on forestland in the area of Akres, near Megara, west of Athens, on Monday.

A total of 70 firefighters were dispatched with 25 fire engines to douse the fire while four water-dropping planes and two helicopters aided the rescue effort from the air.

According to the Athens-Macedonia News Agency, firefighters managed to keep the blaze away from nearby residential areas.

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