Fire breaks out east of Athens


A wildfire broke out near the Kaisariani firing range park, east of Athens, after 2 p.m. on Thursday.

At least 40 firefighters with 10 engines and two water-dropping helicopters were battling the blaze, the fire department said in a statement.

Reports said strong winds were stoking the blaze and making it difficult for firefighting crews to contain the flames so they would not reach residential areas.