NEWS

Fire west of Athens still burns

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Satellite imagery from the Athens Oservatory shows that the big fire which broke out Wednesday night, west of Athens, had burned more than 7,000 hectares by Saturday.

Firefighters, still on an emergency footing, are fighting several isolated pockets of fire Sunday.

The Fire Service estimates that 373 houses were partially or totally damaged.

The government has announced financial relief measures for people affected by the fire.