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In Athens the day putting out a strong fire

June 26 2008

Large fire on the outskirts of Athens, which could not be put on throughout the day, partly located, said at Wednesday night fire protection. The fire began to spread on the slopes of Mount Gimet north-east of central Athens, around noon Wednesday.

In fire fighting involved 12 aircraft and helicopters, dozens of fire trucks and up to two hundred firefighters. At nightfall, aviation has been discontinued. Meanwhile, to help the firefighters arrived on a military transport plane 30 of their colleagues from Thessaloniki, as well as fire crews from all over mainland Greece and the Peloponnese.

K battle with fire acceded also approximately hundreds soldiers and volunteer detachments. Late on Wednesday, verse gusty wind, blowing fire throughout the day, and fire front has started to shrink. During the day a fire caused a brief power outage in some parts of the metropolitan area of Attica, as well as in central Athens. Subsequently, power was restored.

According to preliminary estimates of fire, on the outskirts of Athens burned 100 hectares of forest. Dwelling houses fire not touched affected no RIA News .

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