Firefighters battle large blaze in Megara, west of Athens


Firefighters were battling a large blaze on forestland in the area of Akres, near Megara, west of Athens, on Monday.

A total of 70 firefighters were dispatched with 25 fire engines to douse the fire while four water-dropping planes and two helicopters aided the rescue effort from the air.

According to the Athens-Macedonia News Agency, firefighters managed to keep the blaze away from nearby residential areas.