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Fire chief oversees containment of big Evros blaze

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The head of the Hellenic Fire Brigade, Lieutenant General Stefanos Kolokouris, traveled to Lefkimmi in the northeastern region of Evros on Friday to personally oversee efforts to extinguish a large forest fire that had been raging for a second day on two fronts.

A total of 129 firefighters, 34 fire trucks, six water-dropping airplanes and two helicopters were deployed to tackle the fire.

The weather conditions were reportedly favorable as the winds were mild and temperatures were moderate.