Firefighters battle forest blaze near Athens suburbs
29 July 2021 | 6:04 am
A total of 141 firefighters have been mobilised to contain a forest blaze at the base of Mount Penteli north of Athens. The fire service are backed by 10 helicopters and eight firefighting planes, but said strong winds were complicating operations.
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