Hymettus damage surveyed as new fires strike

Burned trees on a slope of Mount Hymettus, northeast of Athens, are seen yesterday after a wildfire swept through the area on Wednesday, burning some 150 hectares. Firefighters were in action yesterday afternoon after a blaze broke out in an area between the northern suburbs of Halandri and Vrilissia, which has been targeted by arsonists in the past. Water-dropping helicopters helped put out the fire. There were more than 50 wildfires yesterday.