Wildfire rages north of Athens, towns evacuated

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Wildfire rages north of Athens, towns evacuated
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Local authorities have ordered the precautionary evacuation of Dilesi, a seaside resort town in the Viotia district north of the Greek capital, following a major wildfire that broke out earlier on Monday in nearby Schimatari.

Strong winds fanned the flames in the area of Schimatari, about 50 km outside the capital amid soaring temperatures. The area had also been evacuated.

Officials urged residents to leave the town of Dilesi and halted a local train service as more than 100 firefighters, backed by four aircraft and two helicopters, battled the blaze.

Emergency crews were also trying to put...


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Wildfire rages north of Athens, towns evacuated


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