Village evacuated near Hania as fire continues to rage

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Greek authorities evacuated the small village of Spina in the Cretan prefecture of Hania for precautionary reasons on Wednesday, as an out-of-control wildfire continued to rage.

Wind gusts were rekindling the blaze which started in a canyon and was burning through brushland and trees.

The fire service deployed 15 trucks with 35 men, two ground units and two water-dumping helicopter, while municipal authorities and local volunteers also threw their resources into the fight.