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Big fire in Evia partially contained, say firefighters

Photo: Evia Zoom

TAGS: Fires

A large wildfire that broke out around midnight in the area of Aghios Georgios in eastern Evia has been contained to a small area by Monday morning.

Firefighters told Skai TV on Monday morning that they had succeeded in containing the blaze to a ravine, but there were concerns that strong winds, which had already made the overnight battle with the fire that much harder, could fan the flames once more.

Two water-dumping aircraft were helping ground crews extinguish the blaze, which is not seen as posing a threat to residential areas.

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