Firefighters battle large blaze on Evia


Firefighters were battling a blaze on forestland in Karystos, southern Evia on Wednesday afternoon

It was unclear what caused the fire which broke out in the area of Marmari.

A team of 24 firefighters manning 11 engines battled the blaze aided by six water-dropping aircraft and a helicopter.

No residential areas had been threatened by mid-afternoon.

Another blaze in Marathon, northeast of Athens, had been brought under partial control by the afternoon.