Firefighters battle blaze in pine forest in Dafni, western Attica


Firefighters were on Wednesday afternoon battling a blaze that broke out on a patch of pine forest in the area of Dafni, western Attica.

A strong firefighting contingent, of 30 firemen with 1 engines, was dispatched to the scene while water-dropping aircraft were on standby to help with the rescue effort if necessary.

The effort was complicated by moderate winds and tinder-dry conditions created by two back-to-back heat waves.