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Large rescue effort contains Patra hotel fire

A large fire that broke out in the hotel Astir in the western port of Patra on Tuesday was brought under control by a unit of 30 firefighters manning 10 fire engines.

The fire broke out on a room on the fifth floor though the cause remained unclear.

Firefighters contained the blaze before it could spread to other rooms and there were no reports of injuries.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday May 21, 2013 (12:47)  
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