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Firefighters battle Larissa blaze

Firefighters on Thursday were battling a large fire in forestland on the outskirts of Larissa, in central Greece, amid strong winds and high temperatures.

Four water-dumping craft and 11 fire engines have been dispatched to battle the blaze, which broke out in the area of Aghiokambos earlier in the day.

Authorities said that a cluster of residences in the vicinity are not at risk.

Meanwhile, firefighters were also trying to put out separate fires in Mazi in Fthiotida and at a landfill on the island of Kea.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday June 26, 2014 (15:06)  
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