NEWS

Mount Athos fire under control after five days

A fire that had been burning on Mount Athos for five days was brought under control on Sunday following heavy rain.

The rainfall began early on Sunday and was vital in putting out the wildfire, which firefighters had struggled with.

It is estimated that the blaze burned its way through some 4,000 hectares of forest and agricultural land.

Assessors were due to survey the damage on Monday to begin the process of issuing state compensation for farmers and vineyard owners.