Firefighters contain east Attica wildfire

Firefighters contain east Attica wildfire

Emergency crews have managed to contain a fire in the area of Agios Nikolaos, in Anavyssos, east Attica.

The fire broke out in a forested area on Wednesday morning.

Fire Service says 21 firemen with 7 fire engines are working to put out the remaining hot spots. They are assisted by a water-dropping helicopter.

The cause of the blaze has not been officially determined.

More than a quarter of a million hectares of pine forests were destroyed in August by blazes that burned for several days across the country.

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