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Wildfire near Athens damages homes and forces residents to flee

Wildfire near Athens damages homes and forces residents to flee
From Reuters - August 13, 2017

Athens (Reuters) - A wildfire close to a village near Athens damaged houses and caused people to flee their homes on Sunday, officials said.

More than 40 firefighters with 20 fire engines and three water-dropping helicopters battled the fire, which broke out in Kalamos, a coastal area some 45 km northeast of Athens.

"The fire is big, there are a lot of houses in the area," a fire brigade official told Reuters.

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