Firefighters battling 19 wildfires across Greece


Eight firefighters Wednesday were battling a fire that broke out in the area of Ierapetra on Crete, with the assistance of three vehicles and several dozen volunteers.

Meanwhile in the western Peloponnese, firefighters managed to douse a wildfire in the Smila area of Ilia.

The Hellenic Fire Service said Wednesday that its teams were fighting a total of 19 fires in various parts of the country.