Evia fire confined to a gorge away from villages | News

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The overnight efforts of nearly 400 firefighters, aided by calmer winds, have confined the wildfire on the island of Evia into a gorge away from the village of Platania, which had faced an imminent threat Wednesday.

A total of 382 firefighters with 98 vehicles fought in steep terrain to contain the fire overnight. They were augmented by soldiers, 38 volunteers and 16 other vehicles provided by local authorities and volunteers. Shortly after dawn Thursday, at 6:30 am. local, five helicopters…

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Source: ekathimerini.com


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