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Firefighters battle blaze near Kineta

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More than 35 firemen operating 15 fire trucks are trying to contain a blaze burning a pine forest near Kineta, a beach town west of Athens.

They are assisted by three water-dropping aircraft and two helicopters.

No residential areas are currently at risk.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but summer wildfires are common in Greece.