Wildfire near Athens damages homes and forces residents to flee

Wildfire near Athens damages homes and forces residents to fleeA wildfire close to a village near Athens has damaged dozens of houses and caused people to flee their homes, officials said on Monday. More than 150 firefighters with 50 fire engines and three water-dropping helicopters battled the blaze, which broke out in Kalamos, a coastal area some 45 km (30 miles) northeast of Athens. A fire brigade official told Reuters that no injuries had been reported but at least a dozen houses were heavily damaged.



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