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Coastal resort town in Attica evacuated due to fire

Coastal resort town in Attica evacuated due to fire

Municipal authorities evacuated the seaside residential town of Lagonisi in southwestern Attica on Saturday after a fire broke out in the area shortly after 1 p.m.

The fire service said the blaze was burning dry grass and bushe, adding “there is no immediate danger” for the houses in the area. A large unit of 30 firemen were dispatched along with two water-dropping aircraft.

Speaking to TV channel Skai, Saronicos mayor Yiannis Sofronis said he ordered the evacuation as a precaution.

Police has diverted traffic at the intersection of Anavysou and Kalyvion avenues, at the “Anagnostou” bakery on Kalyvion avenue and the roundabout in Anavysou and Kerateas avenues.