Search continues for missing woman in Aghioi Theodoroi fire

Search continues for missing woman in Aghioi Theodoroi fire

Firefighters in the seaside town of Aghioi Theodoroi, between Athens and Corinth, were able on Monday to bring under control a large fire that already claimed one life, as rescue workers continued to search for a missing woman.

The blaze broke out in a forested area in Panorama-Masiari on the outskirts of Aghioi Theodoroi shortly after 3 p.m. on Sunday and razed through dry underbrush before encroaching on the residential part of the area.

A body was discovered by firefighters at the bottom of a ravine and had not been identified by Monday morning, though initial reports suggested the victim had most likely died in the fire.

Firefighters also managed to rescue an 84-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman from the blaze. Both are being treated for burns.

Meanwhile, a search was still under way on Monday morning for a 79-year-old woman who has been reported as missing since Sunday afternoon.

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