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Greece seeks EU help as wildfires rage


Greece seeks EU help as wildfires rage

New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Firefighters battled wildfires raging northeast of Athens as Greece asked for help from its European partners to prevent them from spreading. The fire spread to three more towns, damaging dozens of homes and burning thousands of hectares of pine forest.

A state of emergency has been declared in the area. Three firefighting planes and six water-throwing helicopters operated through the day, assisting 210 firefighters and about 100 military personnel battling the blaze on the ground near the town of Kapandriti.

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