Fire in Tanagra brought under control


A wildfire in Tanagra, north of Athens in the region of Viotia, was showing signs of abating on Thursday morning after an overnight effort by a large firefighting force.

The fire started on Wednesday afternoon in a rural part of the municipality that has both woodland and farmland but is not populated. It is also less than 10 kilometers from a military air base.

More than 170 firefighters and 42 trucks were dispatched to the location to battle the flames, which were fanned by strong winds. Three water-dumping air craft were also used but had to withdraw after nightfall due to low visibility.